Common neurobiological and psychological underpinnings of gambling and substance-use disorders Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Both psychological and neurobiological studies in gambling disorder have increased in the past 10-15 years. This review examines the current state of the literature, with a focus on recent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies in gambling disorder. The review compares and contrasts findings across gambling and substance-use disorders. Additionally, features with arguably particular relevance to gambling disorder (e.g., "near-miss" processing) are described, as well as their relationship to choice behaviors. More broadly, the review informs on how these studies advance our understanding of brain-behavior relationships relating to decision-making and key features of addictive disorders.

publication date

  • April 2020