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Title: Problem Gambling: Causes, Symptoms, Daignosis, Prevention and Treatment


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Problem Gambling
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Problem Gambling
  • Problem gambling is any gambling behavior that
    causes trouble in your life or the lives of
    people close to you (like parents, brothers and
    sisters, or friends).If you gamble a lot and
    your gambling is causing you to miss school or
    work, have arguments with family or friends, or
    worry about money you have lost, gambling is a
    serious problem for you.

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Is gambling a problem for most people?
  • No. Most of the people gamble accordingly, with
    no problems. But for few, gambling becomes a
    vital part of their lives and does become a
    problem.Gambling problems can range from minor
    to quite serious. Gambling can also cause some
    odd problems like making it hard to pay the
    utility bill, the rent, or a credit card
    bill.Mostly these problems get bigger and more
    serious, like causing a lot of debt, problems
    with friends and family, and even doing things
    that are illegal.

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What are those things that problem gamblers have
in common?
  • Problem gamblers
  • more likely to be male
  • gamble more often
  • generally bet larger amounts on all forms of
    gambling
  • spend more time per gambling session
  • are more likely to have been in trouble with the
    police
  • more likely to say they have been rejected by
    family members

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Who is most likely to develop gambling problems?
  • Theres no way of knowing who will develop a
    gambling problem. Anyone who gambles can develop
    this problem.Problem gamblers can be rich or
    poor, young or old, male or female there is just
    no way of telling ahead of time.

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What are some types of behavior seen in problem
gamblers?
  • There are many types of behavior seen in problem
    gamblers. Remember though not every gambler is a
    problem gambler, and not every problem gambler
    will show all these types of behavior.Someone
    with a gambling problem
  • Can be secretive or defensive about money.
  • Can borrow money from family members or friends.
  • Can put all their hopes on the big win. They
    believe the big win, rather than changing their
    gambling behavior, will solve financial or other
    problems.

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What are some types of behavior seen in problem
gamblers?
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  • Can promise to cut back on gambling, but they may
    find themselves unable to reduce or stop
    gambling. They often return the next day or a few
    days later to try and win their money back.
  • Can have a lot of emotional highs and lows.
  • Loss the thrill and become bad-tempered,
    withdrawn, depressed, or restless if they cant
    gamble.
  • Love to relive wins but will make light of losses
    when others say theyre concerned. Wins and
    losses may also be kept a secret.
  • Can rather gamble than spend time with friends,
    and can miss special family events.

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