Biological siblings of people with gambling disorder also display markers of increased impulsivity and risk-taking, University of British Columbia researchers report. The findings[1] suggest people with gambling disorder – a psychiatric term for serious gambling problems – may have pre-existing genetic vulnerabilities to the illness. “Impulsivity, risky decision-making and altered brain reward processing are observed [...]

Addiction to gambling activates the same brain areas as drug and alcohol cravings, new research from Imperial College London suggests. The findings also suggest connections between the parts of the brain that control our impulses may be weakened in people with gambling addiction. The work gives vital clues to the biology of gambling addiction, which [...]