Impulsivity Measures May Help Flag Future Pathological Gamblers

Medscape Today ran a Dec. 14 article on Dr. Timothy Fong, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute and co-director of the Gambling Studies Program, and his gambling research. He found that social gamblers who don’t meet full psychiatric criteria for pathological gambling may still show heightened impulse traits that can serve as red flags for potential escalation into gambling addiction.