ADDICTIVE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS IN A SAMPLE OF PATHOLOGICAL GAMBLERS

  • Maria Consuelo Llinares Pellicer
  • Patxi Santos Diez
  • Inma Camacho Ferrer
  • Carmen Albiach Catalá
  • Carmen Palau Muñoz
Keywords: pathological gambling, stage of change, depression, anxiety, addiction severity, drugs

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the present work is to study the following variable factors: severity of pathological gambling, stage of change, anxiety and depression, and drug use, abuse or dependency. This work is also intended to study the existing relation among the variables stage of change, age and sex, and the remaining ones. Material and Methods: Data has been obtained from a clinical interview, SOGS, BDI, STAI, and CBA. The sample consists of 158 subjets (140 males and 18 females) all being addicted to gambling. Results: Results shows high severity on pathological gambling, high levels of both trait anxiety and state anxiety, as well as dysphoric mood. ½ of the sample subjects are in a contemplative state. Almost ½ of them show signs of gambling associated alcohol consumption. Conclusions: In our opinion, subjects with alcohol consumption associated problems require a specific kind of therapy. Subjects in a pre-contemplative stage have lower depression levels due to lack of concern and negation of the problem. Although subjects under treatment also show lower depression levels, in their case it is due to perceived self-efficiency following therapy instructions.

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Author Biographies

Maria Consuelo Llinares Pellicer
Generalitat Valenciana
Patxi Santos Diez
Generalitat Valenciana
Inma Camacho Ferrer
Generalitat Valenciana
Carmen Albiach Catalá
Generalitat Valenciana
Carmen Palau Muñoz
Generalitat Valenciana
How to Cite
Llinares Pellicer, M. C., Santos Diez, P., Camacho Ferrer, I., Albiach Catalá, C., & Palau Muñoz, C. (1). ADDICTIVE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS IN A SAMPLE OF PATHOLOGICAL GAMBLERS. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 19(1), 75-80. Retrieved from https://revistas.um.es/analesps/article/view/27861
Section
Clinical and Health Psychology

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