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Pathological Gambling

Pathological gambling can be treated.

Historical data states Pathological gambling for the most part starts in early adolescence in men, and between ages 20 and 40 in women.

Pathological Gambling Definition: The disorder involves many repetitive behaviors. People with this problem have a hard time controlling the impulse to gamble. Although it shares features of obsessive8compulsive disorders, pathological ambling is a different condition.

People with pathological gambling disorders often feel guilty and try avoiding others and try their best to hide the problem. The American Psychiatric Association defines pathological gambling as having five or more of the following symptoms:

â–ª Committing crimes to get money to gamble
â–ª Feeling restless or irritable when trying to cut back or quit gambling
â–ª Gambling to escape problems or feelings of sadness or anxiety
â–ª Gambling larger amounts of money to try to make back previous losses
â–ª Having had many unsuccessful attempts to cut back or quit gambling
â–ª Losing a job, relationship, or educational or career opportunity due to gambling
â–ª Lying about the amount of time or money spent gambling
â–ª Needing to borrow money due to gambling losses
â–ª Needing to gamble larger amounts of money in order to feel excitement

Pathological gambling disorders are a very serious illness and condition that can ultimately destroy lives if it’s not ontrolled and really hurt the loved ones around you. Treating Pathological gambling can be challenging, many Pathological gamblers have found help at our professional gambling addiction treatment center.

Your pathway to Pathological gambling addiction recovery begins at Williamsville Wellness.

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