Research & Books
Henrietta Bowden-Jones has edited five academic textbooks and has published extensively in peer review journals, as seen below.
Gambling: Cultural Attitudes, Motivations and Impact on Quality of Life Gambling: Cultural Attitudes, Motivations and Impact on Quality of Life, Gazelle 2015
Gambling Disorder, or pathological gambling, is a psychiatric condition characterised by persistent and recurrent maladaptive gambling behaviour.
Gambling Disorder in the United Kingdom: key research priorities and the urgent need for independent research funding Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Roxanne Hook, Jon E. Grant…Samuel R Chamberlain. Article in The Lancet Psychiatry. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(21)00356-4. February 2022
Gambling in the modern era is pervasive owing to the variety of gambling opportunities available, including those that use technology.
An international cross-sectional investigation on social media, fitspiration content exposure, and related risks during the Covid 19 self-isolation period Cataldo I, Burkauskas J, Dores A, Bowden-Jones H, Corazza O. January 2022. Journal of Psychiatric Research
With the global COVID-19 pandemic, governments from many countries in the world implemented various restrictions to prevent the SARS-Cov-2 virus’s spread, including social distancing measures, quarantine, in-home lockdown, and the closure of services and public spaces.
Gambling disorder and NHS treatment: an overview Emma Cooper-Samonini, Zoe Delaney, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. Trends in Urology & Men’s Health 12(6):15-18 DOI:10.1002/tre.826. November 2021
Gambling disorder affects mental health and wellbeing, and has a strong association with comorbid conditions that include mental health disorders.
Alcohol Misuse in a Treatment-Seeking Sample of Pathological Gamblers Roberts E, Leonodaki V, Delaney Z, Bowden-Jones H. Journal of Gambling Issues, September 2021
We aimed to estimate the prevalence of alcohol misuse and examine its relationship with gambling severity and psychological distress in a UK treatment-seeking sample of pathological gamblers.
Assessing international alcohol and internet use patterns during COVID-19 isolation using an online survey: highlighting distinct stressors conferring risk to compulsive behaviours Samantha N Sallie, Valentin JE Ritou, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Valerie Voon. Article in Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 92(8):A17.3-A18 17(1):61-74 DOI:10.1136/jnnp-2021-BNPA.40 August 2021
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has required drastic safety measures to contain virus spread, including an extended self-isolation period. Those with greater perceived or actual life stress are vulnerable to develop or reinstate problematic behaviours characterised by addiction and compulsive mechanisms.
Managing Problematic Usage of the Internet and Related Disorders in an Era of Diagnostic Transition: An Updated Review Bernardo Dell’Osso, Ilaria Di Bernardo, Matteo Vismara, Eleonora Piccoli, Federica Giorgetti, Laurea Molteni, Naomi A. Fineberg, Calogero Vizi, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Roberto Truzoli, Caterina Vigano. Article in Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 17(1):61-74 DOI:10.2174/1745017902117010061 July 2021
Introduction Problematic Usage of the Internet (PUI): several conditions have been reported, including Gaming Disorder, Shopping Addiction, Cyberchondria, Gambling Disorder, Cyberpornography Addiction and Cyberbullying.
Assessing online gaming and pornography consumption patterns during Covid-19 isolation using an online survey: Highlighting distinct avenues of problematic internet behaviour. Samantha N Sallie, Valentin Ritou, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Valerie Voon. Addictive Behaviors 123(11):107044 DOI:10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107044. July 2021
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has required drastic safety precautions to contain virus spread, involving a protracted self-isolation period. Those with greater perceived or actual life stress are vulnerable to develop problematic internet behaviours.
Gambling and COVID-19: Initial Findings from a UK Sample Steve Sharman, Amanda D L Roberts, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, John Strang. June 2021 . International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction 20(1) DOI:10.1007/s11469-021-00545-8
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Government placed society on ‘lockdown’, altering the gambling landscape. This study sought to capture the immediate lockdown-enforced changes in gambling behaviour.
Treatment-Seeking Problem Gamblers: Characteristics of Individuals Who Offend to Finance Gambling Amanda D L Roberts, Steve Sharman, Matthew King, Andy Bayston, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. June 2021. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction 19(4) DOI:10.1007/s11469-019-00192-0
The relationship between crime and gambling is well established; however, few studies have examined offending specifically to finance gambling within a UK gambling treatment-seeking population.
Early warning signs of a mental health tsunami: a coordinated response to gather initial data insights from multiple digital services providers during COVID-19 Becky Inkster, Ross O’Brien, Kate Niederhoffer, Niranja Bidargaddi, Roger S. Mcintyre, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, John Torous, Tom Insel, Hoang D. Nguyen. February 2021Frontiers in Digital Health 2
The immediate impact of COVID-19 on mortality and morbidity has demonstrated the need for accurate and real time data monitoring and communication. Displacements to healthcare systems and economies may have created the perfect storm for an impending and enduring mental health crisis.
Gambling in COVID-19 Lockdown in the UK: Depression, Stress, and Anxiety Steve Sharman, Amanda D L Roberts, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, John Strang. Article in Frontiers in Psychiatry 12 DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.621497 January 2021
To combat the spread of COVID-19, the UK Government implemented a range of “lockdown” measures. Lockdown has necessarily changed the gambling habits of gamblers in the UK, and the impact of these measures on the mental health of gamblers is unknown.
Expert appraisal of criteria for assessing gaming disorder: An international Delphi study Jesus Castro-Calvo, Daniel L. King, Dan J Stein, Matthias Brand, Lior Carmi, Samuel R Chamberlain, Zsolt Demetrovics, Naomi A. Fineberg, Hans-Jürgen Rumpf, Murat Yucal, Sophia Achab, Atul Ambekar, Norharlina Bahar, Alex Blaszczynski, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Xavier Carbonell, Elda Chan, Chih-Hung Ko, Philippe de Timary, Magali Dufour, Marie Grell-Bronnec, Hae Kook Lee, Susummu Higuchi, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Orsolya Király, Daira Kuss, Jiang Long, Astrid Müller, Stefano Pallanti, Marc N.Potenza, Afarin Rahimi-Movghar, John B. Saunders, Adriano Schimmenti, Seung-Yup Lee, Kristiana Siste, Daniel Tornaim Spritzer, Vladan Starcevic, Aviv Weinstein, Klaus Wölfling, Joel Billieux. DOI: 10.1111/add.15411 January 2021
The proposed diagnostic criteria for gaming disorder remain the subject of debate, and there has been no systematic attempt to integrate the views of different groups of experts.
Behavioral Addictions and Management Applications: An Introduction Nady el-Guebaly, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. Article in Textbook of Addiction Treatment (pp.885-887) DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-36391-8_62 January 2021
This section is dedicated to the increasing recognition of the behavioral addictions as a significant component of our field of practice and windows into human nature without the effect of substances.
Gambling and Gaming Addictions in Women Joseph Althaus, David Zendle, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. Article in Textbook of Addiction Treatment (pp.943-953) DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-36391-8_66 January 2021
A discussion of the prevalence of gambling in women is given, as is an overview of gender-specific differences in the kinds of gambling that individuals engage in.
Assessing international alcohol consumption patterns during isolation from the COVID-19 pandemic using an online survey: Highlighting negative emotionality mechanisms Article Full-text available Samantha N Sallie, Valentin Ritou, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Valerie Voon. November 2020. BMJ Open 10(11):e044276 DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-044276
The COVID-19 pandemic has required drastic safety measures to control virus spread, including an extended self-isolation period. Stressful situations increase alcohol craving and consumption in alcohol use disorder (AUD) and non-AUD drinkers. Thus, we assessed how COVID-19 related stress may have affected drinking behaviours in the general population.
The need for gambling disorder clinics in Wales Simon Dymond, Wynford Ellis Owen, Alice E Hoon, Gareth Roderique-Davies, Bev John, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. Article in The Lancet 396(10261):e80 DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32237-6 November 2020
Displacements to healthcare systems and economies may have created the perfect storm for an impending and enduring mental health crisis.
Open letter from UK based academic scientists to the secretaries of state for digital, culture, media and sport and for health and social care regarding the need for independent funding for the prevention and treatment of gambling harms Heather Wardle, James Banks, Paul Bebbington, Lindsey Blank, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Stephanie Bramley, Christopher Bunn, Emma Casey, Rebecca Cassidy, Samuel R Chamberlain, James Close, Nathan Critchlow, Fiona Dobbie, Carolyn Downs, Simon Dymond, Emanuele Fino, Elizabeth Goyder, Cindy Gray, Mark Griffiths, Peter Grindrod, Lee Hogan, Alice Hoon, Kate Hunt, Richard James, Bev John, Jill Manthorpe, Jim McCambridge, David McDaid, Martin McKee, Sally McManus, Anthony Moss, Caroline Norrie, David J Nutt, Jim Orford, Rob Pryce, Richard Purves, Gerda Reith, Amanda Roberts, Emmett Roberts, Gareth Roderique-Davies, Jim Rogers, Robert D Rogers, Stephen Sharman, John Strang, Richard Tunney, John Turner, Robert West, David Zendle. Article in BMJ (online) 370:m2613 DOI: 10.1136/bmj.m2613 July 2020
Intimate Partner Violence in Treatment Seeking Problem Gamblers Amanda D L Roberts, Steve Sharman, Jason Landon, Sean Cowlishaw, Raegan Murphy, Stephanie Meleck, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. Article in Journal of Family Violence 35(5) DOI: 10.1007/s10896-019-00045-3 January 2020
The co-occurrence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and gambling disorder is an emerging area of research but no studies, as yet, have examined these within a gambling treatment-seeking population from the UK.
The joint role of impulsivity and distorted cognitions in recreational and problem gambling: A cluster analytic approach Gaetam Devos, Luke Clark, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Marie Grall-Bronnec, Gaëlle Bouju, Yasser Khazaal, Pierre Maurage, Joel Billieux. Article in Journal of Affective Disorders 260:473-482· January 2020 DOI:10.1016/j.jad.2019.08.096 · Jan 2020
The relationship between crime and gambling is well established; however, few studies have examined offending specifically to finance gambling within a UK gambling treatment-seeking population.
The Joint Role of Impulsivity and Distorted Cognitions in Recreational and Problem Gambling: A Cluster Analytic Approach Article Gaetan Devos, Luke Clark, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Marie Grall-Bronnec. January 2020. Journal of Affective Disorders 260:473-482 DOI:10.1016/j.jad.2019.08.096
Impulsivity traits and gambling-related cognitions are recognized as two key psychological factors in the onset and maintenance of problem gambling. To date, these constructs have been explored separately, and their joint role in determining problem gambling subtypes has received little attention.
A Roadmap for Integrating Neuroscience Into Addiction Treatment: A Consensus of the Neuroscience Interest Group of the International Society of Addiction Medicine Antonio Verdejo Garcia, Valentina Lorenzetti, Victoria Manning, Hugh Piercy, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. Article in Frontiers in Psychiatry 10:877 · December 2019 DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00877 · Dec 2019
Although there is general consensus that altered brain structure and function underpins addictive disorders, clinicians working in addiction treatment rarely incorporate neuroscience-informed approaches into their practice. We recently launched the Neuroscience Interest Group within the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM-NIG) to promote initiatives to bridge this gap. This article
A Roadmap for Integrating Neuroscience Into Addiction Treatment: A Consensus of the Neuroscience Interest Group of the International Society of Addiction Medicine Antonio Verdejo García, Valentina Lorenzetti, Victoria Manning, Hugh Piercy, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. December 2019. Frontiers in Psychiatry 10:877 DOI:10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00877
Although there is general consensus that altered brain structure and function underpins addictive disorders, clinicians working in addiction treatment rarely incorporate neuroscience-informed approaches into their practice. We recently launched the Neuroscience Interest Group within the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM-NIG) to promote initiatives to bridge this gap.
Neural and neurocognitive markers of vulnerability to gambling disorder: a study of unaffected siblings Eve Limbrick-Oldfield, Inge Mick, Rachel E. Cocks, Remy S. A. Flechais, Samuel Turton, Anne Lingford-Hughes, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Luke Clark. Article in Neuropsychopharmacology · October 2019 DOI: 10.1038/s41386-019-0534-1 · Oct 2019
Psychological and neurobiological markers in individuals with gambling disorder (GD) could reflect transdiagnostic vulnerability to addiction or neuroadaptive consequences of long-term gambling.
Epidemiological Challenges in the Study of Behavioral Addictions: a Call for High Standard Methodologies Article Hans-Jürgen Rumpf, Dominique Brandt, Zsolt Demetrovics, Joel Billieux, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. September 2019. Current Addiction Reports 6(3):331-337 DOI:10.1007/s40429-019-00262-2
This review recommends that future studies of putative behavioural addictions should more closely adhere to method-ological standards of epidemiological research to reduce random and systematic error. Specific recommendations are detailed to advance epidemiological research in this area with the aim of improving the evidence base and generating more refined public
Loot boxes and the convergence of video games and gambling David Zendle, Henrietta Bowden-Jones . Article in Psychiatry, The Lancet, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(19)30285-8 · Sep 2019
The lines between video games and gambling have blurred over the past decade. The most prominent example of this overlap is loot boxes: items or rewards in video games that are paid for with real-world money but contain randomised contents whose value is unclear at the time of purchase.
Heterogeneity in Disordered Gambling: Decision-Making and Impulsivity in Gamblers Grouped by Preferred Form Steve Sharman, Luke Clark, Amanda D L Roberts, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. August 2019. Frontiers in Psychiatry 10 DOI:10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00588
Previous research has indicated that disordered gamblers display deficits in impulsivity and risky decision-making, compared to healthy control groups. However, disordered gamblers are not a homogenous group, and differences in performance on neurocognitive tasks may be related to the form of gambling in which an individual chooses to engage.
The Piloting of a Brief Relational Psychodynamic Protocol (Psychodynamic Addiction Model) for Problem Gambling and Other Compulsive Addictions: A Retrospective Analysis Angela Mooney, Amanda D L Roberts, Andy Bayston, Henrietta Bowden-Jones . Article in Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, DOI: 10.1002/capr.12251 · Jul 2019
The paper describes a treatment pilot for gambling and compulsive addiction within an NHS problem gambling clinic.
A transdiagnostic dimensional approach towards a neuropsychological assessment for addiction: an international Delphi consensus study Article ID: ADD14424 Yucel M, Oldenhof E, Ahmed S, Belin D, Billieux J, Bowden-Jones H, Verdejo-Garcia A. Article in Addiction 114(6):1095-1109 DOI: 10.1111/add.14424 · June 2019
The U.S. National Institutes of Mental Health Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) seek to stimulate research into biologically validated neuropsychological dimensions across mental illness symptoms and diagnoses. The RDoC framework comprises 39 functional constructs designed to be revised and refined, with the overall goal to improve diagnostic validity and treatments. This
Should GPs routinely screen for gambling disorders? Amanda D L Roberts, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, David Roberts Steve Sharman. Article in British Journal of General Practice 69(682):226-227 DOI: 10.3399/bjgp19X702329 · May 2019
Despite the increasing number of gamblers in the UK and the overuse of NHS services for associated physical and mental health harms, external agency problem identification for problem gamblers is still very limited.
Intimate Partner Violence in Treatment Seeking Problem Gamblers Amanda D L Roberts, Steve Sharman, Jason Landon, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. Article in Journal of Family Violence DOI: 10.1007/s10896-019-00045-3 · February 2019
Abstract: The co-occurrence of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and gambling disorder is an emerging area of research but no studies, as yet, have examined these within a gambling treatment-seeking population from the UK.
Unleashing talent in mental health sciences: gender equality at the top Breedvelt J, Rowe S, Bowden-Jones H, Sridhar S Tracy D. Article in The British Journal of Psychiatry 213(6):679-681 DOI: 10.1192/bjp.2018.249 · Dec 2018
Society is undergoing a shift in gender politics. Science and medicine are part of this conversation, not least as women’s representation and pay continue to drop as one progresses through more senior academic and clinical levels. Naming and redressing these inequalities needs to be a priority for us all.
Impulsivity and Gambling Type Among Treatment-Seeking Disordered Gamblers: An Explorative Study Vittorio Lutri, Emiliano Soldini, Silvia Ronzitti, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. Article in Journal of Gambling Behavior 34(4) DOI: 10.1007/s10899-018-9764-0 · March 2018
Several studies have found that certain traits of impulsivity are associated with gambling disorder, and influence its severity. Furthermore, it has been suggested that some forms of gambling, particularly electronic gambling machines, are particularly widespread among pathological gamblers.
The use of naltrexone in pathological and problem gambling: A UK case series Sophie Ward, Neil Smith, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. Article in Journal of Behavioral Addictions 7(3):1-7 · September 2018
To investigate the potential indications and adverse effects of using the opioid antagonist naltrexone to treat problem gamblers. Case presentation: The files of the 1,192 patients who were referred to the National Problem Gambling Clinic between January 2015 and June 2016 were audited.
Are Treatment Outcomes Determined by Type of Gambling? A UK Study Silvia Ronzitti, Emiliano Soldini, Neil Smith, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. Article in Journal of Gambling Behavior 34(3) DOI: 10.1007/s10899-018-9752-4 · January 2018
One of the main difficulties faced in treating gambling disorder is compliance with psychological treatment. Gambling takes many forms and can differ greatly in its features such as speed of play and skill requirements. The type of gambling a pathological gambler opts for may play a key role in treatment
Disrupted Childhood: The cost of Persuasive design Beeban Baroness, Alexandra Evans, Jenny Afia, Young Scot, Bowden-Jones H. Conference Paper June 2018
The Disrupted Childhood Report, published by 5Rights Foundation, explains how persuasive design strategies, deployed to maximise the collection of personal data, impact on children’s social, mental and physical development. It questions the legitimacy of commoditising childhood and sets out a series of practical and immediately applicable recommendations for the tech
Episodic and Binge Gambling: An Exploration and Preliminary Quantitative Study Sean Cowlishaw, E Nespoli, J K Jebadurai, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. Article in Journal of Gambling Behavior 34(1) DOI: 10.1007/s10899-017-9697-z · June 2017
The DSM-5 includes provisions for episodic forms of gambling disorder, with such changes aligned with earlier accounts of potential binge gambling behaviours. However, there is little research that indicates the utility of these classifications of episodic or binge gambling, and this study considered their characteristics in a clinical sample.
Including gaming disorder in the ICD-11: The need to do so from a clinical and public health perspective: Commentary on: A weak scientific basis for gaming disorder: Let us err on the side of caution (van Rooij et al., 2018) Saunders JB, Hao W, Long Rumpf H, Achab S, Billieux J, Carragher N, Demetrovics Z, Bowden-Jones H, Higuchi S, King DL, Mann K, Potenza M, Poznyak V. Article in Journal of Behavioural Addictions 7(3):1-6 DOI: 10.1556/2006.7.2018.59 · July 2018.
The proposed introduction of gaming disorder (GD) in the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) has led to a lively debate over the past year. Besides the broad support for the decision in the academic press, a recent publication by
Gambling Disorder: Exploring Pre-treatment and In-treatment Dropout Predictors. A UK Study Ronzitti S, Soldini E, Smith N, Clerici M, Bowden-Jones H. J Gambl Stud. Article in Journal of Gambling Behavior 33(6) DOI: 10.1007/s10899-017-9686-2 · March 2017
The aim of this study was to identify predictors of treatment dropout in a sample of gamblers attending a specialist clinic for gambling disorder. We analysed data on 846 treatment-seeking pathological gamblers.
Barriers to Treatment for Female Problem Gamblers: A UK Perspective Anna Kaufman, Jessica D Jones Nielsen, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Article in Journal of Gambling Behaviour 33(3) DOI: 10.1007/s10899-016-9663-1 · December 2016
There is a paucity of research in the UK which examines problem gambling and that which does exist is mainly quantitative, focuses on male samples and fails to look at treatment seeking populations or obstacles preventing problem gamblers from seeking treatment.
Gaming disorder: Its delineation as an important condition for diagnosis, management, and prevention King DL, Mann K, Fauth-Bühler M, Rumpf HJ, Bowden-Jones H, Rahimi-Movaghar A, Chung T, Chan E, et al. Article in Journal of Behavioral Addictions 6(3):271-279 DOI: 10.1556/2006.6.2017.039 · August 2017
Online gaming has greatly increased in popularity in recent years, and with this has come a multiplicity of problems due to excessive involvement in gaming. Gaming disorder, both online and offline, has been defined for the first time in the draft of 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases
Stress, strain, coping and social support for affected family members attending the National Problem Gambling Clinic, London Jim Orford, Jenny Cousins, Neil Smith, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. Article in International Gambling Studies 17(2):1-17 DOI: 10.1080/14459795.2017.1331251 · June 2017
Aims were to compare burden experienced by affected family members (AFMs) attending a problem gambling treatment clinic in London, England with that of AFMs affected by substance problems; to examine socio-demographic correlates of AFM burden; to evaluate change following an intervention designed for AFMs; and to test the assumption of
Do High School Students in India Gamble? A Study of Problem Gambling and Its Correlates Jaisoorya TS, Beena KV, Beena M, Ellangovan K, Thennarassuk K, Bowden-Jones H, Benegal V, George S. Article in Journal of Gambling Behaviour 33(2)DOI: 10.1007/s10899-016-9651-5 · November 2016
Studies from the West suggest that significant numbers of high school students gamble, despite it being illegal in this age group. To date, there have been no studies on the prevalence of gambling among senior high school and higher secondary school students in India.
Current suicidal ideation in treatment-seeking individuals in the United Kingdom with gambling problems Silvia Ronzitti, Emiliano Soldini, Neil Smith, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. Article in Addictive behaviors 74 DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.05.032 · May 2017
Studies show higher lifetime prevalence of suicidality in individuals with pathological gambling. However, less is known about the relationship between pathological gambling and current suicidal ideation. We investigated socio-demographic, clinical and gambling-related variables associated with suicidality in treatment-seeking individuals.
Functional impairment matters in the screening and diagnosis of gaming disorder Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Joel Billieux, Daniel Luke King, Susumu Higuchi, Vladimir Poznyak. Article in Journal of Behavioral Addictions 6(3):285-289 DOI: 10.1556/2006.6.2017.036 · May 2017
This commentary responds to Aarseth et al.’s (in press) criticisms that the ICD-11 Gaming Disorder proposal would result in “moral panics around the harm of video gaming” and “the treatment of abundant false-positive cases.”
Problem Gambling in Women: An International Female Perspective on Treatment and Research Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Fulvia Prever
This book brings together an international selection of academics with expertise in problem gambling issues in women, with chapters reflecting ongoing work with female gamblers across the world in both group and individual settings.
Neural substrates of cue reactivity and craving in gambling disorder EH Linbrick-Oldfield, I Mick,RECocks, J McConigle, SP Sharman, AP Goldstone, PRA Stokes, A Waldman, D Erritzoe,H Bowden-Jones, D Nutt, A Lingford-Hughes, L Clark. Article in Translational Psychiatry 7(1):e992 DOI: 10.1038/tp.2016.256 · January 2017
Cue reactivity is an established procedure in addictions research for examining the subjective experience and neural basis of craving. This experiment sought to quantify cue-related brain responses in gambling disorder using personally tailored cues in conjunction with subjective craving, as well as a comparison with appetitive non-gambling stimuli.
Gambling disorder and suicidality within the UK: an analysis investigating mental health and gambling severity as risk factors to suicidality Kathryn J. Roberts · Neil Smith · Henrietta Bowden-Jones · Survjit Cheeta, Article in International Gambling Studies 17(1):1-14 DOI: 10.1080/14459795.2016.1257648 · December 2016
Greater severities of gambling behaviour and poorer mental health have been identified in the literature as risk factors for suicidality within gambling disorder (GD) populations.
Evidence for GABA-A receptor dysregulation in gambling disorder: Correlation with impulsivity Inge Mick, Anna Carolina Ramos, James F. M. Myers, Bowden-Jones H, Anne R. Lingford‐Hughes. Article in Addiction Biology 22(6) DOI: 10.1111/adb.12457 · October 2016
As a behavioural addiction, gambling disorder (GD) provides an opportunity to characterize addictive processes without the potentially confounding effects of chronic excessive drug and alcohol exposure. Impulsivity is an established precursor to such addictive behaviours, and GD is associated with greater impulsivity. There is also evidence of GABAergic dysregulation in
Types of gambling and levels of harm: A UK study to assess severity of presentation in a treatment-seeking population Ronzitti S, Soldini E, Lutri V, Smith N, Clerici M, Bowden-Jones H. J Behav Addict; 5(3):439-47. DOI: 10.1556/2006.5.2016.068. Epub 2016 Sep 28
Previous international research emphasized that some forms of gambling are more “addictive” than others. More recently, research has shown that we should shift our attention from the type of gambling activity to the level of involvement in a number of different gambling activities.
The experience of gambling problems in British professional footballers: a preliminary qualitative study Lim MS, Bowden-Jones H, Salinas M,Price J, Goodwin G, Geddes JR, Rogers R. Article in Addiction Research and Theory 25(2):1-10 DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2016.1212338 · August 2016
Media reports suggest high rates of gambling amongst professional footballers but little is known about how footballers develop and then seek help for gambling problems. Here, we report the findings of in-depth, qualitative interviews with 11 British professional footballers who had, or who were, being treated for gambling problems at
Gambling and violence in a nationally representative sample of UK men.: Gambling and Violence. A Roberts, JW Coid, R King, R Murphy, J Turner, H Bowden-Jones, K Palmer du Perez, J Landon. Article in Addiction 111(12) DOI: 10.1111/add.13522 · July 2016
The relationship between violence and problem gambling in general population samples is under-researched and requires further attention to inform treatment and prevention efforts.
Down and Out in London: Addictive Behaviors in Homelessness Sharman S, Dreyer,J, Clark L, Bowden-Jones H. Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Behavioural Addictions 5(2):1-7 DOI: 10.1556/2006.5.2016.037 · June 2016
Problem gambling occurs at higher levels in the homeless than the general population. Past work has not established the extent to which problem gambling is a cause or consequence of homelessness.
Gender Differences in Treatment-Seeking British Pathological Gamblers Ronzitti S, Lutri V, Clerici M, Smith N, Bowden-Jones H. Article in Journal of Behavioral Addictions 5(2):1-1 DOI: 10.1556/2006.5.2016.032 · June 2016
Gambling is a widespread recreational activity in the UK. A significant percentage of gamblers develop subclinical or clinically relevant problem gambling issues, but only a low percentage of them seek treatment.
Treatment provision for gambling disorder in Britain: Call for an integrated addictions treatment and commissioning model George S & Bowden-Jones H, BJPsych Bulletin Article Vol 40 Issue 3 DOI: 10.1192/pb.bp.114.050401 · June 2016
Treatment provision for individuals with gambling problems in Britain is at best inadequate. Here we call for gambling treatment provision to be integrated into mainstream drug and alcohol services, and for its commissioning responsibilities to fall under local public health departments.
Brain Emotion Systems, Personality, Hopelessness, Self/Other Perception, and Gambling Cognition: A Structural Equation Model Illiceto P, D’Antuono A, Bowden-Jones H, Giovani E, Giacolini T, Candilera G.Article in Journal of Gambling Studies 32(1):157-169 DOI: 10.1007/s10899-015-9543-0 · March 2016
The aim of this study was to explore the relations between gambling, brain emotion systems, personality, self/other perception, and hopelessness in an Italian community. Dimensions of gambling, positive and negative emotions, self/other perception, personality and hopelessness were assessed in a community sample of 235 adults aged 19-59 years.
Blunted Endogenous Opioid Release Following an Oral Amphetamine Challenge in Pathological Gamblers Inge Mick Jim Myers Anna C Ramos Paul Ra Stokes David Erritzoe Alessandro Colasanti Roger N Gunn Eugenii A Rabiner Graham E Searle Adam D Waldman Mark C Parkin Alan D Brailsford Jos Cf Galdurz Henrietta Bowden-Jones Luke Clark David J Nutt Anne R Lingford-Hughes Article in Neuropsychopharmacology: official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 41(7) DOI: 10.1038/npp 2015.340
Pathological gambling is a psychiatric disorder and the first recognised behavioural addiction, with similarities to substance use disorders but without the confounding effects of drug-related brain changes.
The National Problem Gambling Clinic Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Neil Smith. Chapter DOI: 10.1007/978-88-470-5322-9_74
The National Problem Gambling Clinic is the first and only National Health Service clinic (provider of free state medical treatment) designated to the treatment of pathological gamblers from all over the UK.
Gambling Problems, Traumatic Life Events and the Perpetration of Violence Amanda D L Roberts, Jeremy Weir Coid, Robert King, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. Conference paper DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3822.7366 · April 2015.
Abstract: The findings highlight the need for Problem Gambling treatment services to undertake routine screening for alcohol, violence, IPV and traumatic life events (and routine screening for gambling problems in IPV services) and to tailor treatment for clients who present with such a cluster of issues.
Smoking and Gambling Disorder: Does Tobacco Use Influence Treatment Outcome? Ronzitti S, Lutri V, Meleck S, Smith N, Bowden-Jones H. Article in Journal of Gambling Studies DOI: 10.1007/s10899-015-9533-2 · March 2015
The purpose of this study was to verify whether tobacco use influenced treatment outcome in a population of treatment seeking individuals with gambling disorder. Gambling disorder is defined as persistent and maladaptive gambling behaviour which meets four or more outlined criteria in the DSM-5.
Understanding and managing Gambling Disorder: an overview of recent evidence and current practices Athanasios Alexandris, Neil Smith, Henrietta Bowden-Jones. Article Jan 2015.
Gambling is a recreational activity observed across most cultures, yet for about 2% of the general population, and becomes significantly disordered and interferes with life functioning.
Dysregulation in the Opioid System in Pathological gambling: A [11C] carfentanil PET Study Eugenii A Rabiner, Inge Mick, James F. M. Myers, Lingford-Hughes R. Anne, Bowden-Jones H, Conference Paper in Neuropsychopharmacology Conference: 53rd Annual Meeting of the American-College-of-Neuropsychopharmacology, Volume: 39 · Dec 2014
Sy26-1 working towards a harm index in problem gambling: study 2. Are treatment outcomes determined by type of gambling? Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Silvia Ronzitti, Article in Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire). Supplement 49 Suppl 1(suppl 1):i23-i24 DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agu052.111 · September 2014
In this study we were interested in finding out whether there was an association between successful treatment completion and type of gambling amongst our patients at the National Problem Gambling Clinic in the UK. We analyzed data from 1063 patients who sought treatment at our clinic during a period of
Sy17-3 working towards a harm index in problem gambling: does type of play and level of involvement determine severity of presentation? A uk study (harm index study 1). Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Silvia Ronzitti, Article in Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire). Supplement 49 Suppl 1(suppl 1):i17 DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agu052.74 · Sep 2014
Data from the 2010 British Gambling Prevalence Survey (BGPS) estimated that in the United Kingdom, the prevalence of problem gambling was about 0.9%. Amongst the general population, the most popular types of gambling are poker, dog races, slot machines and casino games.
Amphetamine induced endogenous opioid release in the human brain detected with [11C]carfentanil PET: Replication in an independent cohort Mick I, Myers j, Stokes P, Erritzoe D, Colasanti A, Bowden-Jones H, Clark L, Gunn R, Rabiner E. The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, May 2014 05/14DOI:10.1017/S1461145714000704
This study aimed to replicate a previous study which showed that endogenous opioid release, following an oral dose of amphetamine, can be detected in the living human brain using [11C]carfentanil positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. Nine healthy volunteers underwent two [11C]carfentanil PET scans, one before and one 3 h following
Rates of Problematic Gambling in a British Homeless Sample: A Preliminary Study Sharman S, Dreyer J, Aitken M, Clark L, Bowden-Jones H. Journal of GamblingStudies 2014DOI 10.1007/s10899-0149444-7 · Jan 2014
Homelessness and problem gambling are two public health concerns in the UK that are rarely considered concurrently, and little is known about the extent of gambling involvement and problematic gambling in the homeless.
Impulsivity and Cognitive Distortions in Problem Gambling: Theory and Application Annika Lindberg, Luke Clark, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Chapter DOI: 10.1057/9781137272423_11 · Jan 2014
Explores impulsivity and its relation to problem gambling with a particular focus on gambling-related cognitive distortions.
Expressing Gambling Related Cognitive Biases in Motor Behaviour: Rolling Dice to Win Authors: Lim M, Bowden-Jones H, Rogers R. Article in Journal of Gambling Behaviour 30(3) DOI: 10.1007/s10899-013-9381-x · April 2013
Cognitive perspectives on gambling propose that biased thinking plays a significant role in sustaining gambling participation and, in vulnerable individuals, gambling problems.
Proposed changes for substance use and gambling disorders in DSM-5: Impact on assessment and treatment in the UK February 2013 The Psychiatrist 37(2):41-43 DOI:10.1192/pb.bp.112.040063
In the USA, DSM-5 is scheduled for publication in 2013. It is likely to include some substantial changes to the diagnosis of substance use disorders and pathological gambling.
Gamblers Anonymous: Overlooked and Underused? George S, Ijeoma O, Bowden-Jones H. Article in Advances in Psychiatric Treatment 19(1):23-29 DOI: 10.1192/apt.bp.111.009332 · January 2013
Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is perhaps the least used of the twelve-step approaches to dealing with addictions. This relative lack of visibility and use, at least in the UK, is reflected in healthcare professionals’ lack of awareness and knowledge of gambling addiction and its treatment, including GA.
Problem Gambling: What Can Psychiatrists Do? Authors: George S, Bowden-Jones H, Orfeord J, Petry N. The Psychiatrist (Jan 2013) 37: 1-3
Psychiatrists rarely recognise or treat problem gambling, despite its high comorbidity among psychiatric patients. Early interventions, as in other psychiatric disorders, offer the potential for improving outcomes in problem gamblers.
Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace Authors: Bowden-Jones H, Brown D. in ”Fitness For Work: The Medical Aspects”, Fifth Edition Edited by Keith T. Palmer, Ian Brown, and John Hobson Oxford University Press ISBN 9780199643240 In press. Publication date Jan 2013.
Drug and alcohol misuse is present at all levels of society and throughout the world although the patterns of use, the substances involved, and the prevailing attitudes vary widely. However it presents, drug and alcohol misuse is a particularly challenging issue for employers, managers, and occupational physicians.
Affective Forecasting in Problem Gamblers Willmer -Reed J, Smith N, Bowden-Jones H, MacLeod A K International Gambling Studies March 2012. DOI: 10.1080/14459795.2012.671841
Abstract: Affective forecasting refers to the process of predicting emotional reactions to future events. It plays an important role in decision making, but is also prone to errors, such as the ‘impact bias’: a tendency to overestimate the intensity of future reactions.
Decision Making, Impulsivity, and Addictions: Do Parkinson’s Disease Patients Jump to Conclusions? Djamshidian, A., O’Sullivan, S. S., Sanotsky, Y., Sharman, S., Matviyenko, Y., Foltynie, T., Michalczuk, R., Aviles-Olmos, I., Fedoryshyn, L., Doherty, K. M., Filts, Y., Selikhova, M., Bowden-Jones, H., Joyce, E., Lees, A. J. and Averbeck, B. B. Article in Mov. Disord. 27(9):1137-45 DOI:10.1002/mds.25105 · Aug 2012
Links between impulsive-compulsive behaviors (ICBs) in treated Parkinson's disease (PD), behavioral addictions, and substance abuse have been postulated, but no direct comparisons have been carried out so far.
Striatal dopamine D-2/D-3 receptor binding in pathological gambling is correlated with mood-related impulsivity Luke Clark, Paul Stokes, Rosanna Michalczuk, Henrietta Bowden-Jones ... July 2012 NeuroImage 63(1):40-6 DOI:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.06.067
Pathological gambling (PG) is a behavioural addiction associated with elevated impulsivity and suspected dopamine dysregulation. Reduced striatal dopamine D(2)/D(3) receptor availability has been reported in drug addiction, and may constitute a premorbid vulnerability marker for addictive disorders.
The Medical Management of Problem Gamblers Authors: Bowden-Jones, H & Smith, N. British Medical Journal (BMJ) March 2012 344: e 1559
Welcome new guidance highlights scanty evidence base to guide screening and treatment Pathological gambling is an addiction that afflicts 0.9% of the population of the United Kingdom according to the findings of the 2010 British gambling prevalence survey.
Gambling, the Family and You: A Self-Help Handbook for Family Members Copello A, Bowden-Jones H, Cousins J, George S, Orford J. CNWL publications 2012
Pathological Gambling in Parkinson’s Disease – A Review of the Literature Authors: Djamshidian A., Cardoso F., Grosset D., Bowden-Jones H., Lees A.J. Article in Movement Disorders, September 2011, vol./is. 26/11(1976-1984), 0885-3185;1531-8257
Abstract: The prevalence of pathological gambling is 3.4% to 6% in treated Parkinson’s disease, which is higher than the background population rate. In this review we discuss current evidence to indicate that dopamine agonists are much more likely to trigger this behavior than either L-dopa or selective monoamine oxidase B
“You never told me I would turn into a gambler”: a first person account of a dopamine agonist-induced gambling addiction in a patient with restless legs syndrome Authors: H.Bowden-Jones, S. George. Article in BMJ Case Reports 2011(aug24 1) DOI: 10.1136/bcr.07.2011.4459 · Aug 2011
Dopaminergic agents are commonly used and effective treatments for restless legs syndrome (RLS), a disabling sensorimotor disorder. Less known are some of the potentially disabling side effects of these treatments, particularly iatrogenic gambling addiction.
Pathological Gambling: A Neurobiological and Clinical Update British Journal of Psychiatry, August 2011, vol./is. 199/2(87-89), 0007-1250;1472-1465 August 2011 Authors: Bowden-Jones H., Clark L.
A proposed merging of pathological gambling with the drug addictions in the forthcoming DSM-5 prompts an overview of the neurobiological data.
Pathological Gambling and the Treatment of Psychosis with Aripiprazole: Case Reports British Journal of Psychiatry, August 2011, vol./is. 199/2(158-159), 0007-1250;1472-1465 (August 2011) Authors: Smith N., Kitchenham N., Bowden-Jones H.
This paper details three case reports that suggest that pathological gambling activity may have been adversely modified following treatment for psychosis with the antipsychotic aripiprazole.
Impulsivity and Cognitive Distortions in Pathological Gamblers Attending the UK National Problem Gambling Clinic: A Preliminary Report Psychological Medicine Dec 2011 41 pp 2625-2635 Authors: Michalczuc R, Bowden-Jones H, Verdejo-Garcia A, Clark L
Background Pathological gambling (PG) is a form of behavioural addiction that has been associated with elevated impulsivity and also cognitive distortions in the processing of chance, probability and skill.
Win-Win Treatment. Interview by Lynne Wallis. Problem Gambling Leaflet for Royal College of Psychiatrists Royal College of Psychiatrists Public Education Editorial Board. Authors: Bowden-Jones H., Caroline Frayne. Feb 2009
Addiction to gambling tends to be a hidden problem but now the UK’s first NHS-funded treatment unit is attempting to tackle it.
Treatment for Cannabis Dependence Brent A. Moore, Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Alan J. Budney and Ryan Vandrey in Effective Treatments in Psychiatry, Cambridge University Press 2008
This is a book of psychiatry at its most practical level. It aims to answer the sorts of questions psychiatrists ask on a daily basis. What treatments are available for the condition that I think this patient has? What is the relative value of each of these treatments?
Risk-Taking on Tests Sensitive to Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Dysfunction Predicts Early Relapse in Alcohol Dependency: A Pilot Study Article in Journal of Neuropsychiatry 17(3):417-20 DOI: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.17.3.417· Feb 2005. Authors: Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Mike A. McPhillips, Robert Rogers, Eileen M Joyce
Twenty one patients in a residential rehabilitation program fulfilling International Classification of Diseases-10 (ICD) criteria for alcohol dependence syndrome were recruited.