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Author Fernández-Montalvo, Javier ♦ Echeburúa, Enrique
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Exploratory Study Ipde ♦ Personality Disorder ♦ Crockford El-guebaly ♦ Pathological Gambler ♦ Norma-tive Sample ♦ Patholog-ical Gambling ♦ Socioeconomic Level ♦ Clinical Sample ♦ Personality Disor-ders ♦ Thirty-two Percent ♦ Psychiatric Comorbidity ♦ Prevalent Disorder ♦ General Pop-ulation ♦ Gambling Severity ♦ Normative Subject ♦ Demographic Feature ♦ Severe Symptom ♦ Alcohol Abuse ♦ Frequent Personality Disorder ♦ Pathological Gambling ♦ Personality Profile ♦ Several Study ♦ Clinical Practice
Abstract This article describes the most frequent personality disorders related to pathological gambling. Participants included 50 pathological gamblers assessed with the IPDE, and 50 normative subjects from the general pop-ulation with the same demographic features (age, sex, and socioeconomic level). Thirty-two percent of the clinical sample (vs. the 8 % of the norma-tive sample) showed at least one personality disorder. The most prevalent disorders were Borderline (16%), followed by Antisocial, Paranoid, Nar-cissistic, and Non-specified (8 % each). Gamblers with personality disor-ders presented an average of 1.5 disorders and they reported higher gambling severity and more severe symptoms of anxiety, depression and alcohol abuse. The implications of this study for clinical practice and research are discussed. Several studies report on the role of psychiatric comorbidity in patholog-ical gambling (Crockford & El-Guebaly, 1998), but few have examined the role of personality disorders. Investigations of personality profiles of
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