101346: Case of the Sleepless Slot Machine Supplicant: Bipolar Disorder and Pathological Gambling

About the Course:

Pathological gambling can both mimic and co-occur with other mental health conditions, including bipolar disorder. This case study addresses clinical issues regarding the diagnosis of pathological gambling within the context of bipolar disorder symptoms.

Journal/Publisher:

Journal of Gambling Issues

Publication Date:

Issue 14, September 2005

Author

Bruce Ballon

About the Author:

Bruce Ballon is associated with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about bipolar disorder and pathological gambling. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the symptoms, clinical definition, and variations of bipolar disorders.

  2. Describe the interrelationship between bipolar disorder and pathological gambling.

  3. Identify questions the clinician must answer to determine the proper diagnosis for clients exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder and pathological gambling.

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