Exploring the Relationships Between Problem Gambling and ADHD: A Meta-Analysis
|Dr. Jennifer Theule, University of Manitoba
|Examine the relationship between co-occurring disorders and at risk/problem gambling, and explore the implications for treatment.
|Small Grant ($13,808)
Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and problem gambling overlap considerably (especially in terms of impulsivity). Given this, it is not surprising that ADHD has been identified as a co-occurring/risk factor for problem gambling. Using a meta-analytic framework, this study seeks to summarize this research, clarify the nature of these relationships, uncover gaps in our knowledge, and identify moderators of these relationships. Moderators that will be examined include age, gender, and ADHD treatment status. These findings will help clinicians to know how much attention to pay to ADHD symptoms in clients who problem gamble and may lead to prevention efforts in individuals with ADHD before problem gambling symptoms are present.
Theule, J., Hurl, K.E., Cheung, K., Ward, M. & Henrikson, B. (2016). Exploring
the Relationships Between Problem Gambling and ADHD: A Meta-
Analysis. Journal of Attention Disorders. doi: 10.1177/1087054715626512
|Summary Report-Exploring the Relationships Between Problem Gambling & ADHD-A Meta-Analysis.pdf
|Full Report- Exploring the Relationships Between Problem Gambling & ADHD-A Meta-Analysis.pdf