Recent Findings on Pathological Gambling

Despite the risks associated with gambling, many individuals who are addicted to gambling are drawn to the potential windfall. Yet, statistically, we know that over time, losses exceed wins. Some research suggests that┬ácognitive distortions┬ácontribute to the development and maintenance of pathological gambling. Cognitive distortions are irrational thought patterns that precipitate negative emotional states and maladaptive…