Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In isolation, worries and stress are magnified

The coronavirus quarantine means different things to different people: A necessary inconvenience. A fusion of work and home life. A leap into social media, or virtual meetings once held face-to-face. For some, it's possible ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How gambling distorts reality and hooks your brain

To call gambling a "game of chance" evokes fun, random luck and a sense of collective engagement. These playful connotations may be part of why almost 80 percent of American adults gamble at some point in their lifetime. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Gambling and obsessive-compulsive behaviors linked

Problem gambling and obsessive-compulsive behaviors share genetic as well as behavioral links, according to a study by researchers at Yale, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Problem gambling, personality disorders often go hand in hand

The treatment of people who cannot keep their gambling habits in check is often complicated because they also tend to suffer from personality disorders. So says Meredith Brown of Monash University in Australia, in a review ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pathological gambling caused by excessive optimism

Compulsive gamblers suffer from an optimism bias that modifies their subjective representation of probability and affects their decisions in situations involving high-risk monetary wagers. This is the conclusion drawn by ...

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