The Role of Anxiety and Dissociation in Young Australian Gamblers

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This recent article published in the Journal of Gambling Studies examines predictors of  'escape style' problem gambling among young Australian gamblers.  Results suggest that anxiety and dissociation play an important role in ‘escape style’ gambling and that strategies to combat problem gambling may benefit from research targeting anxiety and attempting to rechannel dissociative behaviour into healthier pursuits. 

(Please note that the link available leads to an abstract only - the article is pay per view from the Journal of Gambling Studies).