Aim: The present study analyzes differences between individuals with rehabilitation treatment for pathological gambling and individuals without or with utilization of other treatments, respectively. Method: The sample included 444 individuals with pathological gambling. Participants were divided in 3 groups: rehabilitation (RL), any other treatment (AH), and no treatment (OH). Results: RL differed from OH in older age at onset of symptoms, longer duration of symptoms, more negative consequences, more social pressure, and had less often a migration background. RL differed from AH in older age at onset of symptoms, longer duration of symptoms, and anxiety disorders. Conclusion: Data indicate that the German treatment system reaches pathological gamblers insufficiently. Appropriate early interventions and a treatment system that is more aligned with the needs of migrants could be a remedial action.
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)