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Title Pathological gambling : a critical review / Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of Pathological Gambling [and] Committee on Law and Justice, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, [1999]


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Description ix, 340 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Gambling Concepts and Nomenclature -- 3. Pathological and Problem Gamblers in the United States -- 4. Research on the Origins of Pathological and Problem Gambling -- 5. Social and Economic Effects -- 6. Treatment of Pathological Gamblers -- 7. Organization and Technology of Gambling -- App. A. Gamblers Anonymous Twenty Questions -- App. B. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Criteria for Pathological Gambling -- App. C. Legal-Age Gambling Opportunities and Restrictions -- App. D. Summary of Treatment Literature -- App. E. Gamblers Anonymous Meetings by State -- App. F. Biographical Sketches
Summary "As states have moved from merely tolerating gambling to running their own games, as communities have increasingly turned to gambling for an economic boost, important questions arise. Has the new age of gambling increased the proportion of pathological or problem gamblers in the U.S. population? Where is the threshold between "social betting" and pathology? Pathological Gambling explores America's experience of gambling."--BOOK JACKET. "This book provides the most up-to-date information available on the prevalence of pathological and problem gambling in the United States. It describes the effects of problem gambling on families, friendships, employment, finances, and propensity to crime."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online
Subject Gambling.
Compulsive gambling -- United States.
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Law and Justice.
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of Pathological Gambling.
LC no. 99006598
ISBN 0309065712 hardcover