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          Signs of a Gambling Disorder

          November 05, 2015

          A gambling disorder is defined as gambling behavior that disrupts personal, family, and/or vocational pursuits.

          Signs of a Gambling Disorder:

          • Need to gamble with increasing amounts
          • Restless or irritable when tries to stop
          • Repeated unsuccessful efforts to cut back or stop
          • Preoccupied with gambling
          •  Often gambles when feeling distressed
          •  After losing, often returns to get even (“chasing” one’s losses)
          • Lies to conceal the extent of gambling
          • Relationships jeopardized
          • Relies on others to cover debts

          Source: DSM-5

          (The above is provided for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns, please see a healthcare professional.)

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