Gamling Disorder

Gambling disorder is also known as gambling addiction and compulsive gambling. A diagnosis requires at least four of the following during the past 12 months:

• Irritability when trying to lessen or stop gambling • Feeling the need to gamble with an increasing amount of money • Repeated failures to cut down on gambling • Intrusive thoughts on gambling • Engaging in gambling when feeling stressed • Gambling to get even with past losses • Hiding one’s gambling activities • Sacrificing relationships, career, health, or other important facets of life just because of gambling • Having financial crises due to gambling

Gambling disorder is classified as a non-substance-related disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM 5).

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