Author(s): Custer RL
Abstract Share this page
Abstract Pathological (compulsive) gambling is a serious emotional and social problem that has existed for centuries but has only recently been recognized as a distinct diagnostic entity that can be effectively treated. The development and progression of pathological gambling are outlined. The progression of the disorder through three identifiable phases leads to predictable complications. The treatment of the gambler within the framework of Gamblers Anonymous and/or by mental health professionals is described.
This article was published in J Clin Psychiatry
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy