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NCRG on the Road: Next Stop – Las Vegas and Boston

by: NCRG Staff | May 24, 2013

This post was written by Amy Kugler, the NCRG’s communications and outreach manager. Make sure to follow all of the NCRG’s activities on Twitter and Facebook.

NCRG Communications and Outreach Manager Amy KuglerChristine Reilly, Nathan Smith and I have been traveling quite a bit lately. As you’ve probably seen by our posts on Gambling Disorders 360, Facebook and Twitter, we had a wonderful time and learned a great amount of information at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual conference in San Francisco. We were happy to meet new people and forge new partnerships, and had a unique opportunity to educate more than 13,000 psychiatrists about gambling disorders and the changes with the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

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NIDA DIRECTOR REPORTS ON NEW SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS RESEARCH AT APA

by: NCRG Staff | May 21, 2013

On Monday May 20, Nora Volkow, M.D., director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), reported on new research findings and treatment opportunities at an hour-long lecture for the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting. Because of the high rate of co-occurring addictive disorders among individuals with a gambling disorder, it is important to keep abreast of new developments in the field of substance use disorders.

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APA Considers Potential Internet Gaming Disorder

by: NCRG Staff | May 20, 2013

Has the reclassification of gambling disorder as a addictive behavior in the the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) opened the floodgates to other non-substance based addictions? The American Psychiatric Association (APA) announced yesterday that Internet Gaming Disorder is identified in Section III of the DSM-5 as a condition warranting more clinical research and experience before it might be considered for inclusion in the main book as a formal disorder.

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The Evolving Definition of Pathological Gambling in the DSM-5

by: NCRG Staff | May 19, 2013

To clarify the various revisions in the American Psychiatric Association’s fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) relating to gambling disorders, the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) authored a white paper, titled “The Evolving Defintion of Pathological Gambling in the DSM-5.” Below is an excerpt of that white paper that outlines the specific changes. For a free download of the white paper, visit www.ncrg.org/resources/white-papers

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Clarification of the DSM-5 Revisions by the Substance Use Disorders Work Group

by: NCRG Staff | May 19, 2013

To coincide with the release of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the APA developed a conference track consisting of more than 10 sessions to educate clinicians about the changes to the new diagnostic code. The first session, titled “Substance Use Disorders in DSM-5,” featured leaders of the DSM-5 work group in charge of substance use and related conditions who presented an overview of the DSM-5 changes and some of the controversies the committee faced when reviewing the new manual.

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American Psychiatric Association Releases DSM-5

by: NCRG Staff | May 18, 2013

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Drs. Lieberman, Kupfer and Regier announce the launch of the DSM-5

As the release of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) looms, more than 13,000 psychiatrists descended upon San Francisco, Calif. For the APA, the first order of business was to launch the DSM-5 and answer the many questions about the revisions – and controversy – of this much-anticipated publication.

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Want to learn more about the DSM-5 and this year's APA meeting? The NCRG has it covered!

by: NCRG Staff | May 17, 2013

Visit the NCRG at APA - Booth #2128Today, the NCRG staff is traveling to San Francisco to prepare for the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) annual meeting. The buildup for this event is coming to a peak as the APA releases their highly anticipated fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5) on May 21. Christine Reilly, Nathan Smith and Amy Kugler will be on-site to provide the latest information about DSM-5 revisions, updates from the conference and insights from the conference sessions.

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Help the NCRG Recognize Excellence: Submit a Nomination for the 2013 NCRG Scientific Achievement Award

by: NCRG Staff | May 16, 2013

Dr. Randy Stinchfield receives the 2012 Scientific Achievement AwardDo you know a pioneer in the field of research on gambling disorders? Each year, the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of research on gambling disorders with the NCRG Scientific Achievement Award.  This year’s award will be presented during the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction in Las Vegas, taking place Sept. 22-24, 2013

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RDoC and DSM-5: The Future of Diagnosis

by: NCRG Staff | May 16, 2013

National Institutes of Mental HealthThe debut of the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) at the upcoming APA annual meeting might be regarded as the year’s most anticipated event in the mental health field. Its release has been covered in the media, including the Washington Post and The New York Times, and experts have weighed in with their view of how this publication will impact clinicians, researchers and those diagnosed with mental disorders. However, an initiative underway for several years at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) could have more far-reaching effects on the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders and addiction.

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Call for Posters at NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction

by: NCRG Staff | May 15, 2013

NCRG Conference Poster SessionDo you have new empirical research on gambling disorders that you would to share with colleagues and others interested in gambling research? If so, we encourage you to submit a poster abstract for the session on Sept. 22, 2013, at the 14th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction.

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