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Spelberoende är en högaktuell diagnos - Snabba internetspel om pengar har stor beroendepotential – KBT ger god effekt

Widinghoff, Carolina LU and Håkansson, Anders C. LU (2018) In Läkartidningen 115.
Abstract

Gambling disorder is a serious condition and a current issue in Sweden. The national prevalence of problem gambling is 2 %, including 0.4 % meeting criteria for gambling disorder, but the incidence numbers are substantially higher due to the dynamic pattern of the disorder with people moving into and out of the problem gambling group. Rapid internet games, such as internet casinos and sports betting, cause a predominant share of the gambling problems, and the market has shown an unrestrained growth for years. New public amendments are upcoming and from the 1st of January 2018, healthcare and social services have a pronounced obligation to offer investigations and treatment (mainly CBT) for gambling disorder. The psychiatric comorbidity... (More)

Gambling disorder is a serious condition and a current issue in Sweden. The national prevalence of problem gambling is 2 %, including 0.4 % meeting criteria for gambling disorder, but the incidence numbers are substantially higher due to the dynamic pattern of the disorder with people moving into and out of the problem gambling group. Rapid internet games, such as internet casinos and sports betting, cause a predominant share of the gambling problems, and the market has shown an unrestrained growth for years. New public amendments are upcoming and from the 1st of January 2018, healthcare and social services have a pronounced obligation to offer investigations and treatment (mainly CBT) for gambling disorder. The psychiatric comorbidity is high, and the risk of suicide is clearly elevated among people with gambling disorder. There are quick, evidence-based screening tools that can easily be used in clinical work, as initial steps of investigations. The need for implementing effective national strategies and further research in the area is considerable.

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  abstract     = {<p>Gambling disorder is a serious condition and a current issue in Sweden. The national prevalence of problem gambling is 2 %, including 0.4 % meeting criteria for gambling disorder, but the incidence numbers are substantially higher due to the dynamic pattern of the disorder with people moving into and out of the problem gambling group. Rapid internet games, such as internet casinos and sports betting, cause a predominant share of the gambling problems, and the market has shown an unrestrained growth for years. New public amendments are upcoming and from the 1st of January 2018, healthcare and social services have a pronounced obligation to offer investigations and treatment (mainly CBT) for gambling disorder. The psychiatric comorbidity is high, and the risk of suicide is clearly elevated among people with gambling disorder. There are quick, evidence-based screening tools that can easily be used in clinical work, as initial steps of investigations. The need for implementing effective national strategies and further research in the area is considerable.</p>},
  author       = {Widinghoff, Carolina and Håkansson, Anders C.},
  issn         = {0023-7205},
  language     = {swe},
  month        = {11},
  publisher    = {Swedish Medical Association},
  series       = {Läkartidningen},
  title        = {Spelberoende är en högaktuell diagnos - Snabba internetspel om pengar har stor beroendepotential – KBT ger god effekt},
  volume       = {115},
  year         = {2018},
}