Problem Gambling and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Linked

table-game-gambling-75x75A recent study at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Yale University has found a link between gambling disorders and obsessive compulsive behaviors, reported Yale News. The two disorders apparently share behavioral and genetic traits. According to the report, the link between the two wasn’t very clear in the previous studies. Earlier psychiatry professionals had a hard time classifying gambling type behaviors and referred to them as an impulse control, but the new study classifies them as addiction.

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