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Submit Your Poster by August 1 for the 2013 NCRG Conference Poster Session

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 1, 2013

2012 NCRG Outstanding Poster Award Winner Dr. Gerhard MeyerThe deadline to submit a poster for this year’s NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction is fast approaching, and submissions have begun arriving from around the world! There are only 30 days left before the August 1 deadline. In addition to the outstanding poster award, we also will recognize high quality posters with honorable mention awards as directed by the scientists on the poster review committee.

If you have new empirical research on gambling disorders that you want to share with colleagues we encourage you to submit a poster abstract for the session on Sept. 22, 2013.

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NCRG on the Road: Meeting with Substance Abuse Researchers in Orlando, Fla.

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 26, 2013

NCRG Senior Research Director Christine ReillyA part of the NCRGs outreach strategy is to attend and exhibit at meetings that help increase the awareness of gambling disorders among other co-occurring disorders, such as substance use problems. NCRG Senior Research Director Christine Reilly is exhibiting at the Research Society on Alcoholisms annual meeting from June 22 to 26 and is visiting with many NCRG-funded researchers. Below is her take on the meeting so far.

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NCRG on the Road: Amy’s Recap of the NCRG’s May and June Travels

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 19, 2013

As you have read on Gambling Disorders 360˚, the NCRG’s staff and NCRG-funded researchers have been on the road in recent weeks learning from experts and forming new partnerships.

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Does Exposure to Gambling Lead to More Problems?

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 11, 2013

When a new opportunity to gamble – whether a casino, the lottery or other forms of gambling – comes into a community, assumptions swirl around about whether or not the rate of disordered gambling will increase. Does exposure to gambling opportunities pose a risk to our health and increase the rate of gambling problems in a community?

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What is a Gambling Disorder? New NCRG Video Explains the Facts

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 5, 2013

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is excited to share a new resource today!

To help answer the question: “What is a gambling disorder?”, the NCRG created a video that uses research-based facts to provide a better understanding of gambling disorders, whom and how many people they impact and how they are diagnosed and treated.

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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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