Psychology & Psychiatry

How gambling distorts reality and hooks your brain

To call gambling a "game of chance" evokes fun, random luck and a sense of collective engagement. These playful connotations may be part of why almost 80 percent of American adults gamble at some point in their lifetime. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How do signs of problem gambling differ in men and women?

Men and women experiencing problems with gaming machines (slot machines) display the same signs that their habit is out of control. However, the two sexes differ in how they handle the distress that accompanies their addiction. ...

Addiction

Gamblers more prone to violent behavior

Men who gamble are more likely to act violently towards others, with the most addicted gamblers the most prone to serious violence, new research has shown.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Better info needed for gamblers on self exclusion

A study into a process used for minimising harm for problem gamblers has found little information in the community about self-exclusion or how people can access it.

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