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PS25P-10-380

Differences in the cognitive behavioral characteristics of gambling disorder patients with maintained problem behaviors by different contingencies

[Speaker] Tanaka, Yuki:1,2
[Co-author] Nomura, Kazutaka:2,3, Shimada, Hironori:4, Terakado, Shiho:2, Yao, Nozomi:2, Ohishi, Hiroyo:2, Ohishi, Masayuki:2
1:Graduate School of Human Sciences, Waseda University (Japan), 2:Ohishi Clinic (Japan), 3:Advanced Research Center for Human Scienses, Waseda University (Japan), 4:Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University (Japan)

The purpose of this study was to examine the differences in the cognitive behavioral characteristics of patients with gambling disorder who maintained problem behaviors by different contingencies. The data of thirty-three patients with gambling disorder were analyzed (mean age = 42.33±9.55 years). Hierarchical multiple regression analyses were conducted with cognitive biases, stress response, and coping repertoire as each dependent variables. Age and sex were the independent variables in Step 1, contingencies of gambling behavior (positive reinforcement contingency and negative reinforcement contingency) in Step 2, and the interaction term of these contingencies in Step 3. Findings indicated that those who are likely to maintain gambling behavior as a negative reinforcement have a higher stress reaction and cognition to give up not gambling. In addition, it was indicated that those who gambled as a negative reinforcement, and not as a positive reinforcement, were more likely to abandon issues to cope with stress.
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