Gambling Addiction | Causes & Risk Factors


What causes pathologic gambling?

Many experts think that pathologic gambling is an addiction because of the "rush" you feel when you win and lose money. A person's experiences and personality type also play a large part.


Pathologic Gambling by BK Unwin, MAJ, MC, USA, MK Davis, LTC, MS, USA and JB De Leeuw, CPT, MS, USA (American Family Physician February 01, 2000,

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 09/00