Volume 1 Issue 1
College Student-Athlete Gambling Disorder A Review of Research (1991-2017)
Donald E. Nowak Jr.*1
Personal safety issues with regard to gambling addiction are no more apparent than with college student-athletes, who may find themselves to be easy prey for bookmakers and other undesirable figures, which may put them at risk for physical harm. This review looks at research from 1991 to the present in regard to college student-athlete gambling addiction and disorder issues with an emphasis on prevalence rates, motivations, and comorbid disorders as well as NCAA national studies and derivative research. Subsets of the college student-athlete population, namely, minority athletes are also examined. Recommendations for working with student-athletes with a gambling disorder as well as directions for future research in this burgeoning area are offered.
Alcoholism and Alcoholic Psychoses Trends in Late-Soviet and Post-Soviet Belarus
Y. E. Razvodovsky*1
Although alcoholism and alcoholic psychoses incidence rates were comparatively high in Belarus even during the later-Soviet period, the alarming rise that has occurred during the post-Soviet period means that this country has one of the highest alcoholism and alcoholic psychoses rates in the world.
Behavioral trends & social contexts of Tobacco use in Iraq, perspectives to Epidemic containments
Hamid Yahya hussain*1, Bushra Abdul Razzak Abdul Sattar1
smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death, Past studies have documented the impact of social ties on the initiation and cessation of smoking, primarily in young people. However, the extent to which smoking depends on how people are embedded in a social network and the extent to which smoking behavior transcends direct dyadic ties are not known.
Prevalence and Profile of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder among School Children
Waleed Al Faisal*1, Hamid Y. Hussein1, Nusaiba Shaker AlBehandy1
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are childhood-onset neurodevelopmental disorders. They share much similar impairment in different domains. Respectively, Prevalence is 1% and 5% in the pediatric population.