How psychological symptoms relate to different motivations for gambling: an online study of internet gamblers.
Dutton, William H
Geddes, John R
Goodwin, Guy M
Rogers, Robert D
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AbstractGambling can be motivated by both its hedonic value and by attempts to cope with dysphoric or stressful states. Thus, motivations constitute important mechanisms linking mood fluctuations and gambling. However, little is known about how different kinds of affective disturbance, such as mood elevation and dysphoria, motivate gambling behavior.
CitationHow psychological symptoms relate to different motivations for gambling: an online study of internet gamblers. 2010, 68 (8):733-40 Biol. Psychiatry
SponsorsEconomic and Social Research Council and Responsibility in Gambling Trust