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Problem gambling has often been described as a "hidden addiction." It doesn't have the outward signs that are observed with other addictions like alcohol or drugs. It also hasn't received the same attention as those addictive behaviors.
With the recent publication of the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5) some changes are taking place. DSM 5, published by the American Psychiatric Association, has a number of significant changes including the way problem gambling is categorized.
In the past, pathological gambling has been classified as an Impulse Control ...