Descriptive Study of a French Sample of “at Risk” and Pathological Gamblers Followed in a French Structure Specialised in Addictive Disorders.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00360321
Verified July 2006 by Nantes University Hospital. Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
International surveys about pathological gambling estimate that there are about 1 to 3 per cent of gamblers who develop a pathological behavior about gamble.In France, pathological gambling is not a priority of public health, in contrast with other addictive disorders, like alcoholism or nicotine addiction. The aim of our study is to describe accurately for the first time in France, a sample of “at risk” and pathological French gamblers. We want to collect socio-demographical and clinical data from this subjects (story of the addictive behaviour, co morbidities, and more specifically, detailed study of pathological gamblers’ personality), in order to compare our data with those of international literature.Secondarily, we want to test the feasibility of this kind of detailed evaluations for another study planned for 2007-2008 and which purpose will be to compare pathological gamblers’ personality characteristics according to the kind of game that they mainly practice.The participation at the study will be proposed to every patient consulting in the “service d’addictologie du CHU de Nantes”. The study consists in a single evaluation (about 8 hours) with standardized tools used all other the world.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Aged between 18 and 70
Consulting or ex-consulting since 2000 in the “service d’addictologie du CHU de Nantes”
Who meet sufficient criteria of pathological or “at risk” gambling in the DSM-IV section about pathological gambling
Who accept to participate
Who give their consent
Who don’t have any exclusion criteria
Gambling behaviour directly and chronologically explain by an acute maniac fit