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The History of Problem Gambling : Temperance, Substance Abuse, Medicine, and Metaphors.

Author: Peter Ferentzy; Nigel E Turner
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2013.
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This book documents the history of ideas about problem gambling and its link to addictive disorders. The book uses a combination of literature review and conceptual and linguistic analysis to explore the way ideas about problem gambling gave changed over time. It examines the religious, socio-cultural, and medical influences on the development of the concept of problem gambling as a disease, along with the ways in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ferentzy, Peter.
History of Problem Gambling : Temperance, Substance Abuse, Medicine, and Metaphors.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ferentzy; Nigel E Turner
ISBN: 9781461466994 1461466997
OCLC Number: 851315564
Notes: Major Events in the History of Gambling and Problem Gambling.
Description: 1 online resource (183 pages)
Contents: The History of Problem Gambling; Preface; Contents; Abbreviations; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: The History of Gambling and Its Intersection with Technology, Religion, Medical Science, and Metaphors; 2.1 Gambling, Luck, and Rituals; 2.2 The History of Gambling; 2.3 Probability Theory; 2.4 Gambling Devices and Technology; 2.5 The Turbulent Relationship Between Religion and Gambling; 2.6 Gambling, Problem Gambling, and Professional Gambling; 2.7 The Meaning of Metaphor; 2.8 Metaphoric Categorization and the Disease Model; References. Chapter 3: Pathological Gambling as an Idea: What Does It Mean?3.1 Pathological Gambling: An Idea Based on Real Harm; 3.1.1 DSM-IV-TR Symptoms; 3.1.2 A Rose by Another Other Name: Sorting Out Nomenclature; 3.1.3 Prevalence; 3.1.4 Crime; 3.1.5 Organized Crime; 3.1.6 Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, and Dysfunction; 3.1.7 Summary; 3.2 Substance Addiction as a Model for PG; 3.3 PG and the Addiction Model; 3.4 Pathological Gambling Explained: Assorted Models, Causal, and Descriptive; 3.5 The Reality of PG: Identifying the Disorder; References. Chapter 4: Pathological Gambling up to the Early Twentieth Century: Sins, Disease Metaphors, and Early Efforts at Medicalization4.1 Changing Perceptions; 4.2 Tales and Warnings in the Nineteenth Century; 4.3 Early Medicalization of PG: An Overview; 4.4 Precedents for Three Kindred Designations: Impulse Control Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Addiction; 4.5 Esquirol and Monomania: The Science of Losing Control; 4.6 The Science of Drunkenness; References; Chapter 5: Early to Middle Twentieth Century: Psychoanalysis and Drug Addiction; 5.1 Introduction: PG and Psychoanalysis. 5.2 The Demonized Drug Addict5.3 The Development of an Opiate Addiction Concept: Alcohol, Denial, and the Need for Ascendancy; 5.4 Opiate Addiction: Confession of Hidden Identities; 5.5 The Science of Opiate Addiction: Psychopaths and Derelicts; 5.6 Changing Social, Medical and Scientific Perceptions: Strategies Without Conspiracies; References; Chapter 6: The Pendulum Swings Back; 6.1 Silkworth and AA: Alcoholism as "Allergy"; 6.2 Learning Theory; 6.3 Medicalization of PG in the Later Twentieth Century; References; Chapter 7: Current Situation and Future Directions. 7.1 Ongoing Rapport Between Problem Gambling and Substance Use Disorders7.2 PG Today: A Greater Awareness of Cultural Determinants and Conceptual Ambiguity; 7.3 A Resilient Medical/Disease/GA Conception; 7.4 The Public Health Model; 7.5 An Emerging Conception: Implications for Future Directions; 7.6 PG and Other Addictions: Negative, Positive, or Both?; 7.7 Socioeconomic Roots of PG; 7.8 PG's Place in a Complex Diagnostic Schema; 7.9 The Ideology of Hitting Bottom: A Relic from the Twentieth Century?; References; Chapter 8: Concluding Discussion; References; Appendix: Historical Timeline.

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This book documents the history of ideas about problem gambling and its link to addictive disorders. The book uses a combination of literature review and conceptual and linguistic analysis to explore the way ideas about problem gambling gave changed over time. It examines the religious, socio-cultural, and medical influences on the development of the concept of problem gambling as a disease, along with the ways in which such ideas were influenced by attitudes about substance abuse. The history of mental illness, notably as it pertains to themes such as loss of control over behavior, is also ad.

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