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Compulsive Gambling Disorder

Alternate Names : Pathological Gambling

Compulsive Gambling Disorder | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

A person is a compulsive gambler if he or she has five or more of the following signs and symptoms:

  • after losing money, often returns another day to get even
  • commits illegal acts, such as stealing, to finance gambling
  • gambles as a way to escape from problems
  • jeopardizes or loses an important relationship or job due to gambling
  • lies to family members to conceal the extent of involvement with gambling
  • seeks greater and greater risks in gambling in a need to feel the excitement
  • is preoccupied with gambling and behaviors linked with gambling
  • relies on others to provide money to pay bills
  • has had repeated, unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back, or stop gambling
  • is restless or irritable when trying to cut down or stop gambling

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    Compulsive Gambling Disorder: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Reviewer: Eric Berlin, MD
    Date Reviewed: 05/07/01

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