Gambling: You always lose more than you win! Pathological gambling is an addiction-like disorder in which gambling-related behavior leads to damaging personal, family or social consequences. Individuals who have experienced 5 or more of these symptoms are diagnosed with this disorder. * precocupation with gambling-related thoughts, plans, or activities; * needing to gamble with increased sums of money to produce the desired excitement; * reseltessness of irritability when attempting to cut down or stop gambling; * gambling to escape from problems or relieve feelings of helplessness, anxiety, guilt or depression; * after losing money gambling, trying to win it back with more gambling; * lying to conceal gambling activities or their consequences; * committing illegal acts to finance gambling; * jeopardizing or losing a significant relationship, job, educational or career opportunity because of gambling; * relying on bailout money from others to fix a desperate gambling-related financial situation; * having made repeated unsuccessful attempts to control, cut back or stop gambling.