It’s the uncontrollable need to keep the game going despite the harm it does to your life. Compulsive gambling is a serious disease that can destroy lives.
It is considered a DISORDER OF IMPULSE CONTROL. A compulsive gambler presents “unadapted, persistent and recurrent gambling behavior” despite its consequences.
SYMPTOMS OF COMPULSIVE GAMBLING:
- Sudden failure of efforts to control, interrupt, or stop play.
- Uses gambling as an avoidance mechanism: guilt, anxiety, depression, feelings of hopelessness, irritability.
- The growing feeling of excitement and tension before going to play.
- Constantly lying about how much time they spend playing or how much they let go.
- The pleasurable or relieving experience of playing.
- Winning gives them excitement as they take risks in the game.
- They take bigger and bigger risks.
- They worry about gambling.
- They relive past gambling experiences.
- They take time off from work or bet family life.
- Hide the game.
- Feel guilt or remorse after playing.
- Try to do their best to reduce gambling.
- Take out loans or steal to play.
- Takes them to the broken bench.
- Emotionally destabilizes them.
For the players the bets are not about money, it is about emotion, when they keep emotion in the game involves ever greater risks and make bets of larger sums that they cannot afford to lose, they force themselves to stay in the bet to get their money back.
- Couple problems.
- Financial problems, including bankruptcy.
- Legal problems or imprisonment.
- Loss of employment or professional stigma.
- Development of associated problems, such as alcohol or drug abuse.
Treatment may be the solution, many players have
found help through a professional treatment.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized LUDOPATHY in its international classification of mental illness in 1992 and defined as a MENTAL TRANSTORM. Likewise by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).