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The preclusion to play and the reasons for the gamble. Commentary on Giulio’s clinical case
Journal Title: PSICOBIETTIVO 
Author/s: Maurizio Brasini 
Year:  2017 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  6 Pg. 157-162 FullText PDF:  92 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSOB2017-003009
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The hypothesis that that leads this case discusses that the pathological game, considered as a symptom, represents the paradoxical impossibility of accessing a playful interpersonal dimension. This hypothesis is supported by the "twin" theories of J. Panksepp’s emotional systems and G. Liotti’s motivational systems in an attempt to integrate knowledge on the so-called social and affective neurosciences with clinical practice.
Keywords: Gambling; Pathological Dependencies; Reward System; Executive Control; Cognitive Bias; Jaak Panksepp; Emotional Systems; Giovanni Liotti; Motivational Systems.

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Maurizio Brasini, The preclusion to play and the reasons for the gamble. Commentary on Giulio’s clinical case in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 3/2017, pp. 157-162, DOI:10.3280/PSOB2017-003009

   

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