Signs of a Gambling Disorder

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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