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Gambling Disorders in Women

An International Female Perspective on Treatment and Research

Edited by Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Fulvia Prever

© 2017 – Routledge

296 pages

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About the Book

This book brings together an international selection of academics with expertise in problem gambling issues in women, with chapters reflecting ongoing work with female gamblers across the world in both group and individual settings. In choosing such a specific patient group, the authors aim to raise the profile of gambling disorders in women and also provide fellow professionals across the world with a shared understanding of evidence based treatment and recovery in problem gambling literature and research.

Gambling Disorders in Women: An International Female Perspective on Treatment and Research will provide professionals working in addictions and policy-making with much-needed knowledge about a seriously under-represented area, and about which many professionals feel they would like to know more. The book will also highlight different international approaches to the provision of treatment for women in each country as well as the epidemiology of the illness.


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction - Bowden-Jones and Prever

Part 1: AFRICA

  1. Gambling Amongst South African Women: An Exploration of the impact of gambling over the past twenty years – De Vries
  2. Part 2: AMERICA

  3. Gender comparative analysis of gambling patterns in Canada - Sylvia Kairouz, Eva Monson & Chantal Robillard
  4. Gambling Disorder Impacts Homeless to Affluent Women in the US - Carla J. Rash*, Ph.D., & Nancy M. Petry, Ph.D
  5. Women and compulsive gambling: caught between frustration and revenge - Deborah Blanca, Mariela Coletti and Juliet Russell-Roberts
  6. Part 3: ASIA

  7. A mother and a gambler: echoes of socio-cultural views in the perception of motherhood of Jewish Israeli women with gambling problems - Belle Gavriel-Fried
  8. A Review of Literature Gambling Problems Among the Female Populations in Hong Kong - Leung Artemis, Wing-Chi
  9. Part 4: EUROPE

  10. Factors influencing treatment-seeking behavior in female pathological gamblers: A comparison of treatment centers in Austria and Germany - Laura Brandt & Andrea Wöhr
  11. Gambling Problems in Women: French Specificities - Mélanie Bruneau, Morgane Guillou-Landreat, Gaëlle Bouju, Juliette Leboucher, Anne Sauvaget, Julie Caillon, Marie Grall-Bronnec
  12. Female gambling in Italy: A specific clinical experience - Fulvia Prever and Valeria Locati
  13. Gender and Responsible Gambling in Spain - Susana Jiménez-Murcia, Roser Granero, Eva Penelo, Frida Fröberg, Neus Aymamí, Mònica Gómez-Peña, Katarina Gunnard, Miriam Nasarre, Lamprini G. Savvidou, Núria Mallorquí-Bagué
  14. Gambling and gender in Sweden – Svensson
  15. Effectiveness of Self-Exclusion: The Experiences of Female Gamblers in Three Swiss Casinos- Anna-Maria Sani and Coralie Zumwald
  16. The "re-feminisation" of gambling: social, cultural and historical insights into female gambling behaviour in Great Britain – Heather Wardle
  17. Overcoming barriers: a relational exploration of the treatment of women in an NHS problem gambling service in the UK - Angela Mooney and Anna Kaufman
  18. Getting Your Money For Nothing’: Narratives of Self and Value in Women’s ‘At-Home’ Gambling Practices - Emma Casey
  19. Changes and Repeating Patterns 2001-2015 – Liz Karter
  20. Women and Gambling: a UK Perspective - Amanda Roberts, Ruth Champion and Susanne Irving
  21. Part 5: OCEANIA

  22. A review of research into problem gambling amongst Australian women - Nerilee Hing, Elaine Nuske, Helen Breen
  23. Gender Differences in Risk and Protective Factors for Problem Gambling - Nicki A. Dowling and Erin Oldenhof
  24. Nga Pou Wahine: Gambling misuse and Māori women in New Zealand - Laurie Morrison

About the Editors

Henrietta Bowden-Jones is a doctor trained in psychiatry and neuroscience. She is Founder and Director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic CNWL NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Brain Science Division, Imperial College, UK.

Fulvia Prever is a psychologist and psychotherapist at the University of Padova, Italy.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Compulsive Behavior
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Addiction