Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, problem gambling and metacognition

Author/s Maria Paola Boldrini, Gabriele Caselli, Marcantonio M. Spada
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2016/1
Language English Pages 10 P. 90-99 File size 184 KB
DOI 10.3280/IJM2016-001009
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Over the last twenty years meta-cognitive theory has been applied to the conceptualization and treatment of psychological distress (Wells, 2009). In this paper we consider the evidence linking Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and problem gambling. This is followed by an overview of the role of metacognition in psychopathology and its specific application to the conceptualisation and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We then proceed to discuss the possible role of metacognition in the relationship between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and problem gambling, and conclude by considering the clinical implications of metacognitive therapy for the transdiagnostic treatment of these co-occuring conditions.

Keywords: Meta-cognition, meta-cognitive therapy, PTSD, problem gambling, co-morbidity.

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Maria Paola Boldrini, Gabriele Caselli, Marcantonio M. Spada, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, problem gambling and metacognition in "INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY TRAUMA STUDIES" 1/2016, pp 90-99, DOI: 10.3280/IJM2016-001009