School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Problem Gambling

Our problem gambling program integrates evidence-based treatment with clinical science with the aim of improving both our understanding of processes that contribute to pathological gambling, and enhancing care for individuals with this disorder. The problem gambling program engages in several areas of investigation including: fMRI research examining neurological correlates of pathological gambling while completing reward and affective tasks; identifying treatment barriers and other clinical factors that predict problem gambling treatment engagement; development and testing of interactive computer-based interventions to encourage problem gamblers to enter treatment; and effectiveness trials of evidence-based psychotherapies as delivered in community treatment. Our gambling research involves collaboration with several local, national and international partners. Further, our Wayne State UPG Problem Gambling Clinic provides evidence-based treatment to problem gamblers in the greater Detroit area.