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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.

This is the first video of the NCRG’s newest educational initiative, which was developed to help the public better understand gambling disorders and responsible gaming.  The NCRG video series supports the organization’s ongoing mission to advance public education about gambling disorders and responsible gaming. The organization will release additional videos throughout the year to address and explain other relevant topics.

In a press release announcing the video, the NCRG’s Senior Research Director, Christine Reilly, said:

“There is a lot of information on gambling disorders and responsible gaming – some of it is difficult to understand and some of it is not based on scientific studies. This resource, as well as future NCRG videos, will explain the latest research on gambling disorders in a quick, easy-to-understand format that can be easily shared among those interested in learning more about this issue, as well as the impact that NCRG-funded research has made since 1996.”

The NCRG offered a sneak peak of the video during last month’s American Psychiatric Association annual meeting.  There, NCRG researchers and staff members had a unique opportunity to educate more than 13,000 psychiatrists about gambling disorders and the changes for the disorder that are included in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

We encourage you to share the video with your friends and colleagues.  Here are three ways you can pass it along:

As always, we welcome your feedback in the comments section below.

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