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Gambling Addiction

Gambling addiction & Suicide

Another story of a young high achieveing man whom sadly took his own life due to shame and mounting debts incurred by pathological gambling. For those who work with Problem gambling suicide attempts and thoughts of ending ones life are unfortunately not an uncommon theme. Gambling addiction tends to go hidden from loved ones until …
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Problem Gambling moves into new section of DSM-5…

A new updated version of DSM-5 (Diagnostic manual of mental Disorders) is being introduced this month and Problem gambling will be relocated from ‘Impulse control disorders’ into the new section of ‘Behavioural addictions’which will appear in the broader chapter of substance-related and addictive disorders. According to Dr Potenza, a leading gambling researcher from Yale university, …
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More women are facing gambling problems..

A recent article is exploring women’s growing in involvement with gambling. Gambling has traditionally been thought of as a ‘male’ activity – typically including sports betting in the book makers and gambling in the casinos. In recent years gambling online has become an increasingly popular activity for women as well. Gambling can be a fun …
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Problem Gambling and Cognitive Distortions

Gambling distortions in Problem Gamblers Many studies have supported the presence of distorted gambling amongst problem gamblers. Below we have listed some of the more common cognitive distortions (thinking errors) that act to maintain gambling, even when the negative consequences of gambling are becoming apparent. We will over the next couple of days introduce one …
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The development of a gambling problem

Gambling usually begins as an innocent pleasure, and sadly for some leads to addictive gambling which has disastrous consequences for the problem gambler and his/her family. Although gambling does not produce the cognitive or physical impairment associated with alcohol or drug abuse, an obsession with gambling can be just as devastating.  Problem gambling can destroy social, …
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