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Gambling

The act of wagering on an event or a game of chance in which the outcome is uncertain. This includes card games such as poker or bets on sporting events. In U.S. tax, all gambling income, regardless of where or how it was obtained, is taxable income and must be reported to the IRS. Professional gamblers may deduct all gambling losses against gambling income, but casual gamblers may only do so up to the amount of their gambling income.
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Antisocial personality disorder, pathological gambling, and substance use disorders are highly comorbid.
They found that 11 percent of the gambling relatives had pathological gambling themselves compared to 1 percent of the control relatives, which means that the odds are about eight times higher in gambling families for pathological gambling to run in those families compared to control families.
Evaluation of patients treated for pathological gambling in a combined alcohol, substance abuse and pathological gambling treatment unit using the Addiction Severity Index.
Barry Tolchard, Mark Scurrah and Lyndall Thomas 2006 'Suicide ideation and behaviour in people with pathological gambling attending a treatment service', International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction 4:233-46.
Do differences exist in the rates of binge drinking, problem gambling, and pathological gambling for students who engage and those students who do not engage in gambling activities?
Pathological gambling is currently classified as an impulse disorder that is not otherwise classified.
Pathological gambling (or disordered gambling) is characterized by a preoccupation with gambling regardless of the negative consequences (APA, 2003).
As legal provision of gambling opportunities continues, the search for effective treatment for pathological gambling should follow suit.
Medication treatments have made inroads in treating alcohol and opiate dependence, but new research is now indicating they also could prove useful in addressing pathological gambling.
But Simon Browne-Wilkinson, acting for Calvert, said: "Mr Justice Briggs had been wrong to dismiss Calvert's case on the grounds that his pathological gambling would still have led him to financial ruin and so Hills did not cause him any financial or other loss.
N-Acetylcysteine for the treatment of pathological gambling

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