Pharmacological treatments of pathological gambling

Eric Hollander, Erica Sood, Stefano Pallanti, Nicolo Baldini-Rossi, Bryann Baker

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Medication treatment studies have demonstrated short-term efficacy of various SRIs, opioid antagonists, and mood stabilizers in sub-samples of adult treatment seeking pathological gamblers. Pathological gambling is frequently comorbid with bipolar spectrum disorders, substance abuse/dependence, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and comorbidity may influence treatment response in pathological gambling. This review focuses on recent research examining the treatment of pathological gambling and highlights methodological challenges for future studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-110
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Gambling Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Fluoxamine
  • Lithium
  • Pathological gambling
  • SSRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Psychology


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