Wednesday, June 20, 2012
When the game becomes a disease!
A lotto ticket here, a little session of video poker there. And then one day her whole life that you risk. When the game does it become pathological?
If gambling is a harmless recreational activity for most of us, for others - especially men - the game becomes a disease.
In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV TR), the American Psychiatric Association classifies pathological gambling among the impulse control disorder and describes it as "an inappropriate practice, persistent and repeated game not related to a manic episode of another mental disorder, which results in at least five of the following events: