Young adult gambling behaviors and their relationship with the persistence of ADHD Article

Breyer, JL, Botzet, AM, Winters, KC et al. (2009). Young adult gambling behaviors and their relationship with the persistence of ADHD . 25(2), 227-238. 10.1007/s10899-009-9126-z

cited authors

  • Breyer, JL; Botzet, AM; Winters, KC; Stinchfield, RD; August, G; Realmuto, G

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abstract

  • Young adulthood is a period renowned for engagement in impulsive and risky behaviors, including gambling. There are some indications that young adults exhibit higher gambling rates in comparison to older adults. Problem gambling has also been linked to ADHD. This longitudinal study examines the relationship between gambling and ADHD among an epidemiological sample of young adults (n = 235; males = 179, females = 56) aged 18-24. Results indicate that individuals who report childhood ADHD symptoms which persist into young adulthood experience greater gambling problem severity than participants with no ADHD or those with non-persistent ADHD. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009.

publication date

  • July 1, 2009

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start page

  • 227

end page

  • 238

volume

  • 25

issue

  • 2