Compulsive gambling is a disorder that affects millions in the U.S. Symptoms and signs include a preoccupation with gambling, lying to family or loved ones to hide gambling, committing crimes to finance gambling, and risking importance relationships and employment due to gambling. Treatment may incorporate participation in Gamblers' Anonymous, psychotherapy, and medications like carbamazepine, topiramate, lithium, naltrexone, antidepressants, clomipramine, and fluvoxamine. Read more: Gambling Addiction Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Antidepressants (Depression Medications)
- topiramate, Topamax, Qudexy XR, Topamax Sprinkle, Topiragen, Trokendi XR
- naltrexone hcl - oral
- carbamazepine, Tegretol, Tegretol XR , Equetro, Carbatrol, Epitol, Teril
- lithium, Lithobid
- fluvoxamine (Luvox and Luvox CR have been discontinued)
- clomipramine (Anafranil)
Prevention & Wellness
- People Gamble More When They Think Things Are 'Going Their Way'
- Risky Gambling Tied to Single Brain Connection
- Chronic Gambling Linked to Depression, Impulsivity
- Sports Gamblers Wrongly Bet on Their Sense of Control: Study
- Impulsive Tots at Risk for Gambling Problems Later: Study
- Genetics Linked to Gambling Problems in Both Genders
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