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Dissociative Experiences in Gambling Disorder

Dissociative Experiences in Gambling Disorder Purpose of Review This review provides a summary of the literature (2012–2018) regarding dissociative experiences in Gambling Disorder (GD). We provide an overview of conceptualizations of dissociation, its relationship to GD, dissociation within specific types of gambling, and harm reduction strategies targeting gambling-related dissociative experiences. Recent Findings The gambling literature lacks a unified conceptualization of dissociative experiences, and measures different aspects of dissociation across studies. The propensity of some individuals toward general and in-game dissociation appears to be involved in the development and/or maintenance of GD. Several features of gambling may facilitate in-game dissociation, particularly among individuals with GD. As such, tools that disrupt in-game dissociation may be crucial for harm reduction. Summary Future research should be aimed at developing a single, operational definition of dissociation in gambling, and this should be systematically examined across gambling modalities. Additionally, ongoing refinement of interventions that effectively interrupt in-game dissociation holds promise for reducing gambling-associated harms. . . . . Keywords Gambling disorder Dissociative experiences Harm reduction Altered state of awareness Escape motivation Introduction of earlier theories of GD. Next, we summarize the litera- ture within specific types of gambling, and finish with a Gambling shares many characteristics with substance use, discussion http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Addiction Reports Springer Journals

Dissociative Experiences in Gambling Disorder

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2019 by Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Neurology
eISSN
2196-2952
DOI
10.1007/s40429-019-0238-y
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Abstract

Purpose of Review This review provides a summary of the literature (2012–2018) regarding dissociative experiences in Gambling Disorder (GD). We provide an overview of conceptualizations of dissociation, its relationship to GD, dissociation within specific types of gambling, and harm reduction strategies targeting gambling-related dissociative experiences. Recent Findings The gambling literature lacks a unified conceptualization of dissociative experiences, and measures different aspects of dissociation across studies. The propensity of some individuals toward general and in-game dissociation appears to be involved in the development and/or maintenance of GD. Several features of gambling may facilitate in-game dissociation, particularly among individuals with GD. As such, tools that disrupt in-game dissociation may be crucial for harm reduction. Summary Future research should be aimed at developing a single, operational definition of dissociation in gambling, and this should be systematically examined across gambling modalities. Additionally, ongoing refinement of interventions that effectively interrupt in-game dissociation holds promise for reducing gambling-associated harms. . . . . Keywords Gambling disorder Dissociative experiences Harm reduction Altered state of awareness Escape motivation Introduction of earlier theories of GD. Next, we summarize the litera- ture within specific types of gambling, and finish with a Gambling shares many characteristics with substance use, discussion

Journal

Current Addiction ReportsSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 21, 2019

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