What’s in a Name? Evaluating the Public Stigma of Gambling Disorder
June 15, 2021 2:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Dr. Leanne Quigley, Assistant Professor, Yeshiva University
Public stigma of gambling disorder has negative effects on the mental health and functioning of affected individuals and impedes treatment-seeking. One factor thought to be implicated in stigma is the label used to describe the condition. The aims of Dr. Quigley’s research were to: (1) evaluate whether different labels for problematic gambling behavior influence public stigma; and (2) compare public stigma of gambling disorder to other health conditions.