Human genes for pathological gambling
Pathological gambling [DOID:12399]
Problem gambling (ludomania) is an urge to continuously gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. Problem gambling often is defined by whether harm is experienced by the gambler or others, rather than by the gambler's behavior. Severe problem gambling may be diagnosed as clinical pathological gambling if the gambler meets certain criteria. Pathological gambling is a common disorder that is associated with social costs, and family. The condition is classified as an impulse control disorder, although similarities exist with other disorders, it is particularly similar to substance addictions. Although the term gambling addiction is common in the recovery movement pathological gambling is considered by the American Psychiatric Association to be an impulse control disorder rather than an addiction.
Synonyms: pathological gambling, DOID:12399, Compulsive gambling