Mental Health and Gambling in Urban Female Adolescents

Silvia S. Martins, Carla L. Storr, Nicholas S. Ialongo, Howard D. Chilcoat

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Abstract

This study explores differences in mental health and behavioral disturbances between female gamblers versus nongamblers from a community sample of 232 female urban youth. Female adolescent recreational gambling was associated with high levels of childhood hyperactivity measured at age 6, past-year substance use, and past-year anxiety symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-465
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007

Keywords

  • Anxiety symptoms
  • Depressive symptoms
  • Female adolescents
  • Problem behaviors
  • Recreational gambling
  • Substance use
  • Urban youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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