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A Systematic Review of Gambling-related Findings from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions

About the Course:

This course is a systematic review of 51 studies on gambling and pathological gambling using national datasets from NESARC. It includes: definitions of recreational and problem gambling, gambling subtypes, sociodemographics and potential risk factors, psychiatric comorbidities, and physical health and chronic medical conditions.

This course is based on the article, A systematic review of gambling-related findings from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions created by Jasmine M. Y. Loo, PhD and Shane W. Kraus, PhD in 2019.

Publication Date:

Nov 2019

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Jasmine M. Y. Loo, PhD
Dr Jasmine May-Yee Loo is currently a Research Analyst at The Salvation Army Australia and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer (psychologist) at Monash University Malaysia. Her work has been published and presented in international journals and conferences. She worked as a Visiting Research Scientist at Yale University, New Haven, US. She has conducted research work at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and has previously lectured at Queensland University of Technology and HELP University. Her specializations have drawn considerable interest from governmental agencies and international organizations in the gaming industry. Dr. Loo is an advocate for responsible gambling and public policy initiatives.
Shane W. Kraus, PhD
Dr. Kraus is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is interested in the study of psychopathology, sexual trauma, substance use disorders and gambling disorder and is particularly interested in using behavioral, epidemiological, and neurobiological methods to assess factors that contribute to the development of addictive behaviors and other co-occurring psychiatric disorders among US military veterans and other high-risk groups. He is piloting brief mindfulness-based interventions for gambling disorder and compulsive sexual behaviors. Dr. Kraus's gambling research is also exploring effective screening approaches for identifying individuals with problem gambling. His work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin
L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Acknowledge the need to study gambling disorder using national datasets.
  2. Identify potential risk factors.
  3. Summarize the impact of SUD, mental disorders, demographics and socioeconomic status on problem and pathological gambling.

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Course Number 103031
2.25 CE credit hours
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