Although studies use a number of terms such as gambling, problem gambling, compulsive gambling, and pathological gambling to distinguish between levels of gambling disorder, there are important differences between the terms.
The term for problem gambler refers to individuals who fall short of the criteria for pathological gambling, but who are in the preliminary stage of pathology. Problem gamblers are involved in risky gambling behaviors that adversely affects the individual’s well being, which may include damage to relationships, financial standings, social mattes, and vocational endeavors.
The term pathological gambler refers to individuals who have persistent and recurrent maladaptive gambling behavior that disrupts personal , family, social, and vocational pursuits.
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