Author(s): Brezing C, Derevensky JL, Potenza MN
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Abstract Adolescence is characterized by participation in multiple novel and potentially risky behaviors. Amongst these behaviors are gambling and use of the Internet, and excessive engagement in these activities (as seen in pathological gambling and problematic Internet use) may be accompanied by serious impairments in school, mental health, and social functioning. This article reviews the potential impact of pathological gambling and problematic Internet use in youth, the relevance of subsyndromal levels of participation, and how prevention and treatment strategies may be considered and tested within a developmental framework. Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy