Gambling addiction or pathological gambling is one of the impulse-control disorders.
As with other impulse-control disorders, there is an irresistible need to do a certain thing that is detrimental to the person himself or to another person. Execution of this action is accompanied by a feeling of satisfaction, and the executed action can result in regret and guilt, but it is not mandatory.
The lack of resistance to execute an action that is undoubtedly harmful to the person himself or to other people is characteristic for impulse-control disorders.
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