Location

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Pompeian III

Start Date

29-5-2013 8:30 AM

End Date

29-5-2013 10:00 AM

Abstract

Background

Addiction is a brain disorder caused by chronic exposure to drugs (Leshner, 1997)

Pathological Gambling (PG) shares many features of drug addiction (Holden 2001; Petry, 2006; Potenza, 2006)

PG may be caused by chronic exposure to gambling

Neuroplasticity (Tamminga and Nestler, 2006)

Sensitization (increased dopamine; DA) response to drug or environmental signals for reward (Robinson and Berridge, 2001)

Robust sensitization: Repeated low-dose amphetamine

Disciplines

Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Mental and Social Health | Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Sociology | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Comments

Moderator: Richard Rosenthal

Session 2-1-C Panel Session The Gambling Brain

File: 27 PowerPoint slides

 
May 29th, 8:30 AM May 29th, 10:00 AM

Session 2-1-C: Amphetamine Effects and the Possible Role of Sesitization in Pathological Gambling

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Pompeian III

Background

Addiction is a brain disorder caused by chronic exposure to drugs (Leshner, 1997)

Pathological Gambling (PG) shares many features of drug addiction (Holden 2001; Petry, 2006; Potenza, 2006)

PG may be caused by chronic exposure to gambling

Neuroplasticity (Tamminga and Nestler, 2006)

Sensitization (increased dopamine; DA) response to drug or environmental signals for reward (Robinson and Berridge, 2001)

Robust sensitization: Repeated low-dose amphetamine