Due to COVID-19, Americans are calling helplines, complaining of being anxious and depressed, struggling to sleep. They have been gambling, drinking, and taking drugs more often. We have even changed our eating habits as well, with a new focus on what previously was called unhealthy eating. Comfort food eating, high sugar, and high-fat food consumption [...] Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects on global health, economy, and ways of life. The virus has now infected more than 4 million people worldwide, killed hundreds of thousands, and led to shutdowns and other major initiatives to limit the disease spread. Half of the world’s population is living under restrictions more like quarantine [...] Read More
Gambling addiction, or compulsive gambling, is essentially the uncontrollable urge to keep gambling despite the negative influence it can cast upon one’s life. Gambling is essentially the willingness to risk something valuable in expectation of attaining something of an even greater value. Hence, this also includes playing lottery tickets and placing bets. According to the [...] Read More
There are various effective treatments for those struggling with a gambling addiction. First it is important to define a gambling addiction as well as signs and symptoms. According to the DSM V, a Gambling addiction is defined as a ‘persistent and recurrent problematic gambling behavior, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as indicated by [...] Read More
Gambling as a leisure activity is perfectly healthy, but it can easily become a process addiction. The intense highs and lows of winning and losing are as addictive as the effects of a chemical substance on the brain. “Gambler’s fallacy,” or the belief that a win has to be coming because of a long string [...] Read More
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