Medical Journal of Dr. D.Y. Patil University

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120--127

Pathological gambling: An overview


Shalini Singh, Ganesh Kumar Mallaram, Siddharth Sarkar 
 Department of Psychiatry and NDDTC, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Siddharth Sarkar
Department of Psychiatry and NDDTC, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New  Delhi - 110  029
India

Gambling activities are popular as a form of recreation and have been a source of income for many people worldwide. Although gambling has been common across continents and time, and a subset of individuals experience problems with gambling. This review attempts to provide an overview of problem gambling for clinicians who are likely to encounter such patients in their practice. The review discusses the relevance, nosology, and epidemiology of gambling. We also discuss the associated comorbidities and principles of management of pathological gambling.


How to cite this article:
Singh S, Mallaram GK, Sarkar S. Pathological gambling: An overview.Med J DY Patil Univ 2017;10:120-127


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Singh S, Mallaram GK, Sarkar S. Pathological gambling: An overview. Med J DY Patil Univ [serial online] 2017 [cited 2017 Mar 28 ];10:120-127
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