In this episode of MoneyTalk, Dr. Barbara O’Neill gives her 5 key takeaways fro our October 22, 2019 webinar Gambling Disorders: Special Considerations for Service Members which was presented by Dr. Loreen Rugle. Watch the recording here.
What are the technical definitions of gambling, gambling disorder, and problem gambling?
The technical definition of gambling is playing games of chance for money (or another prize) or taking a risk of some sort in order to gain an advantage;
A Gamblers Anonymous handbook defines gambling as any betting or wagering, whether for money or not, no matter how slight or insignificant, where the outcome is uncertain or depends on chance
Another common definition is risking something of value on an activity with a uncertain outcome
A gambling disorder is defined according to a set of diagnostic criteria commonly referred to as DSM-5. There are 10 criteria items. A mild disorder is 4-5 criteria; moderate: 6-7 criteria, severe: 8-9 criteria
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, U.S. Department of Defense under Award Number 2019-48770-30366.