Gambling Addiction, or problem gambling, is a fairly common type of impulse-control disorder. The medical term for the condition is Ludomania. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has recently reclassified the condition of Ludomania as an addictive disorder, with sufferers presenting many of the same symptoms as those who suffer from drug or alcohol addictions. People with a gambling addiction are unable to control their need to gamble, and they continue gambling despite knowing that their gambling is hurting themselves or their loved ones. People can have a problem with gambling without actually being out of control, and many gamblers suffer great distress from the risks they take, leading to a full-blown addiction.
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- 22 May 2015
- Gambling, Gaming