published in: 2005
summary: The article presents information on the treatment of gambling as an addiction. The effects of addictive gambling can be devastating, and with it becoming increasingly easy to gamble it is likely GPs will come across such problems more often. A recent survey claimed that four million Britons use the Web for betting. There are around 300,000 adult problem gamblers in Britain who are predominantly men. Pathological gambling is typically a problem of men between 21 and 55 years of age, although gambling disorders are commonly encountered in teenagers and adults over 65. He relies on others to provide money to relieve a desperate financial situation caused by gambling. The patient has often committed illegal acts such as forgery, fraud, theft or embezzlement to finance gambling.
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type: online article
publisher: General Practitioner
original language: English
article pagination: start page: 77 - end page: 80
- ISSN: 02688417
keywords: addiction , compulsive gamblers , embezzlement , gamblers , gambling , physicians
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