Adolescent gambling: an update on research since 2010


In 2010, the Journal of Adolescent Health published a review article summarizing the research on adolescent gambling, including implications for research and prevention or intervention [1].

The review was intended to address the following questions related to adolescent gambling:
(1) What types of research are being conducted?
(2) What measurement instruments or diagnostic criteria are being used?
(3) What is the state of understanding about adolescent gambling? and
(4) What recommendations can be made for future research and prevention or intervention?

The methodology involved a comprehensive and systematic search of “adolescent or youth gambling” in three diverse electronic databases (MedlineAdvanced, PsycINFO, and Sociological Abstracts) and three peer-reviewed journals (International Journal of Gambling Studies, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, and Journal of Gambling Issues).

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