Also known as pathological gambling, compulsive gambling or gambling disorder - is an impulse control disorder. If you're a compulsive gambler, you can't control the impulse to gamble, even when it has negative consequences for you and your loved ones. Compulsive gamblers gamble when they are up or down, broke or flush, and they keep gambling regardless of the consequences - even when you know the odds are against you and you can't afford to lose.
Of course, you can have a gambling problem without being totally out of control. Problem gambling is any gambling behaviour that disrupts your life. If you're preoccupied with gambling, spending more and more time and money on it, chasing losses, or gambling despite serious
A gambling addiction or problem is often associated with other behaviour or mood disorders. Many problem gamblers suffer with ADHD, stress, depression, or bipolar disorder. To overcome a gambling problem, these underlying issues all need to be addressed.