Gambling, when borders on pathology, can be certainly considered as a true compulsion, ie, a repetitive behavior act to curb the anxiety or discomfort. In short, the pathological gambler, unable to resist the urge not to play, otherwise the risk of suffering from anxiety. Such person suffers from all those psychosomatic illnesses expression of anxiety itself, with disorders, including physical, to the point that it has come to consider that compulsive gambling is not without stress, hyperactivity, difficulty concentrating. All these lead to depression and in rare cases, even in antisocial and criminal behavior, including the tendency to suicide, often led successfully implemented.
Modern psychiatry has now identified two types of gamblers, so-called compulsive players, who have developed dependence. For them it is almost impossible to resist the game, otherwise the development of manifestations of anxiety-provoking and players who do not develop dependence, but they play, to exercise them in the sense of escape, a way to mitigate their anxieties, having found in the game, the only way to get true psycho-physical benefit and once finished the game, engage in the usual activities, with greater concentration and serenity, and above all self-confidence.
In both cases, this kind of addiction should be taken care of, because it is not excluded that forms lacking even heightened compulsion, to coincide with the most difficult periods in the life of the person concerned, and migrate to more severe forms certainly more difficult therapeutic approach.
In addition, according to modern psychiatry, the reasons according to which the affected person often do betting increasing their influence over the bettor more and more due to the unstoppable need of success. The bettor needs to feel the satisfaction and excitement from bettingt, the variation of which suit the need to more and more satisfy , and even losses can not stop this irresistible impulse.
This phenomenon, even with a pathological behavior that experts call, “chasing “, the person suffering from the disorder is scope to chase losses, to find the emotions in the hope of turn them into wins, even with a perverse mechanism, the loss itself can cause pleasure to the player a sense of self-punishment that inflicts the same to him.