Year: 2002 Source: Annual Review of Public Health, v.23, (2002), p.192-193 SIEC No: 20052113

This article reviews the prevalence of gambling & related mental disorders from a public health perspective. It traces the expansion of gambling in North America & the psychological, economic, & social consequences for the publicÕs health, & then considers both the costs & the benefits of gambling & the history of gambling prevalence research. The major public health problems associated with gambling are considered & recommendations made for public health policy, practice, & research. (LC) (200 refs)