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Control of anger disorder connected to Brain Dysfunction

... "disadvantageous" choices over time in a standard gambling task. According to the researchers, this is similar to patients' everyday situations in which they react to problems with aggression, despite the possible consequences. "In that sense," they write, "patients show an inability to learn from social c...

Parkinson’s Drug Linked to Gamblin

...r in Phoenix conducted a study to see if excessive gambling could be a side effect of one drug therapy. For t...nter during one year. They found nine patients had gambling problems. All nine were taking levodopa and a dopamine agonist. In the brain levodopa is transformed...

New Drug to Stop Gambling!

...s. That's what keeps gamblers coming back.Jeff was gambling five times a week -- losing about $400 each time. ...alcoholics, stops cravings and therefore stops the gambling urges. Jeff says the drug changed his life. "It's helped my relationship with my wife, because I'm ...

Pathological gambling is associated to brain functions

Decisions that lead to pathological gambling seems to be entrenched in the brain development of...tention tasks. Scientists are of the opinion that gambling is a neuropsychiatric disorder and is controlled by the prefrontal cortex of the brain. The results ...

Personality profiles of gamblers and substance abusers are similar

Individuals suffering from problem gambling behavior may share their personality// profiles wi...een able to identify personality traits of problem gambling behavior in people and have found marked semblance with those of substance abusers. Researchers in t...

Gambling related to Parkinsons medication

...sociated with sudden onset of phases// of habitual gambling in people who were not gamblers otherwise. The Ma...esearch that had shed light on such a link between gambling and the drug called dopamine agonists. Parkinsons disease is a disorder of the nervous system. Some...

Drug Pramipexole Usage Linked To Gambling Addiction In Parkinsons Patients

...ent of Parkinson’s disease and severe addiction to gambling // . Pathologic gambling which is a severe addiction to gambling is a very rare phenomenon mostly occurring due to usage of a...

Lost 8 M pounds and blames his medication!!!

...mple of “the blame game”. A retired doctor fond of gambling lost pounds 8million in a Las Vegas gambling spree. This is news yes but the bigger one is // that he is putting the blame on a drug prescribed ...

Parkinson's Drug Leads To Increase in Gamblers

...have found strong association between pathological gambling and the drugs. Mainly these drugs boost the leve...rious failures in their life such as lost jobs and gambling problems and attributing its cause mainly to this drug. Pharmaceutical firms such as Germany's Boehr...

Compulsive Gambling Not A Chronic Addiction Always: Research

Pathological or compulsive gambling has been long regarded to be a chronic and unremit... to have a more nuanced picture of what compulsive gambling is - for some people it is something chronic and recurrent, for others it tends to remit with time,'...

Gamble for money, but casino workers gamble with their health!

...ut a new report suggests that staff in casinos are gambling their health. The reason is attributed to long hours and poor conditions. // The survey was done on the state of casino working conditions by the GMB union. This comes when Glasgow prepares to bid for a licence to operate a Las Vegas-style super-ca...

Is Alcoholism Genetic?

...ing decisions, as evidenced by results on the Iowa gambling task. This study suggests a potential mechanism – increased attention to gains – that may be responsible, in part, for the increased vulnerability of those with a family history for alcoholism.' The findings clearly show that if a person has a stro...

Detox Clinic set up in Europe

...at the kids addicted to video games slowly nurture gambling impulses which can be dangerous in their future life. Statistics show that the worst affected kids fall in the age group of 13 to 30. After pursuing treatment in the detox clinic the patients showed a variety of withdrawal symptoms, such as shaking...

Gambling Addiction on the Rise in London

...rising number of Internet gaming and super-casinos gambling addicts//. GP Jan Wise, from London at the asso...000 to 350,000 adults in the UK could be termed as gambling addicts. Hence he requested the BMA Board of Science to take the situation very seriously and look i...

Tourists Face Health Risks by Missing Vaccinations

...is, or maybe because of it, people are effectively gambling with their health. It is incredibly easy to contract malaria and the early symptoms can often be mistaken for flu.' 'According to the Department of Health, almost 2,000 people return to the UK with malaria each year, and an average of nine people d...

Scottish Children Attracted To Serious Gambling

...und that almost one in 10 Scottish children have a gambling problem. They conducted a survey of more than 2,00...en 13-16 demonstrated behaviors that could lead to gambling addiction later in life. In the age group of 11-12 years, 6 percent of the children had a problem, ...

Smoking Ban Affects Gambling Clubs

...lip Townshend has found that calls received by the gambling helpline also reduced drastically from 42% to 28%....the reduction of the number of gamblers is the new gambling act which came in to effect in 2003. This reduced the number of gambling machines by 50%. It also ba...

"Active" Brain Makes Rational Decisions!!

...hed in the journal Science, UCL researchers used a gambling experiment to establish the cognitive basis for rational decision-making. The goal of the task was to accumulate as much money as possible, with the incentive of being paid in real money in proportion to the money won during the experiment. Participa...

Children of Alcoholics More Likely to get Addicted

...addicted to drink and there was a risk of drug and gambling problems, reported the online edition of BBC News. The researchers found that 55 percent of domestic violence occurs in alcoholic homes with alcohol a factor in 90 percent of child abuse cases. Studies also showed that a third of daughters of a...

Compulsive Gambling – a psychiatric disorde

... said one addict//. There has been an upsurge of gambling places across Canada recently, thereby, creating more attraction for those with gambling problems. According to some experts, this has led to the increase in the number of addicts. "It's ...

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