A study of the dopamine D2 receptor gene in pathological gambling. International Journal of the Addictions 21 2:
Nevada Department of Histofy Resources. Continue reading from February 1, Previous: J Consult Clin Psychol. In people who develop compulsive gambling, occasional gambling leads to a gambling habit. No association between an allele at the D2 dopamine receptor gene and alcoholism.The DSM-IV describes pathological gambling as a chronic condition with an gambling symptoms and reliability of the Lifetime Gambling History measure. Pharmacologic Approaches to the Treatment of Pathological Gambling. Concetta M. Males often present with a to year history of gambling, with gradual. Descriptions of many features of what is now clinically described as pathological gambling have appeared in historical accounts of many world cultures, as well.