Prevalence in problem gamblers

What is prevalence of PTSD in problem gamblers?

Prevalence represents the overall proportion of individuals in a population who have the disorder of interest. It is different from incidence, which represents only the new cases that have developed over a particular time period. Point prevalence is the proportion of individuals who have the disorder at a given point in time. Period prevalence is the proportion of individuals who have the disorder over specific time periods. Lifetime prevalence is the proportion of individuals who have ever had the disorder. Lifetime morbid risk also includes those who had the disorder but were deceased at the time of the survey.

What is the evidence for the prevalence of PTSD in problem gamblers?

Moderate quality evidence finds the current prevalence of PTSD is around 12.3%. This rate is lower than in people with nicotine dependence (56.4%), major depressive disorder (29.9%), alcohol use disorders (21.2%), anxiety disorders (17.6%), social phobia (14.9%), generalised anxiety disorder (14.4%), and panic disorder (13.7%). The rate is higher than in people with cannabis use disorder (11.5%), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (9.3%), adjustment disorder (9.2%), and bipolar disorder (8.8%).

October 2021

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Last updated at: 10:03 pm, 20th October 2021
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