Problem gambling can be detrimental to your mental and physical health. The problem of addiction to gambling is a major public health issue in many countries. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, DSM-5), an individual must display or exhibit at least four of these signs over 12 months: Recurrent gambling disorders that require financial investment or other sources. Gamblers play continuously without consuming additional resources. To be diagnosed with a gambling disorder, The DSM-5 stipulates that a person has to show or exhibit at least four of the symptoms that are listed in the following section:

A. The disorder begins as an uncontrollable urge to play an immediate game. The desire could be triggered by an emotional upset or a feeling of loneliness, anger, or by feeling excluded by society. B. People who engage in IPV find that their gambling addiction quickly increases when there is an issue of intimacy in the relationship. An IPV study showed that relationships with less frequent and inappropriate IPV weren't more likely to be prone to infidelity than those who have more frequent IPV.

C. Gambling-related issues can also be caused by general mental and behavioral issues. When gambling addicts use drugs or alcohol and alcohol, they could also be suffering from depression or mood disorders. Alcoholism and drug use can cause a range of psychological issues, including sexual dysfunction, marital dysfunction, substance abuse, and addiction. Gambling can also be affected indirectly through alcohol use, since it can cause irritability and the impulsivity that is associated with IPV.

D. These factors may trigger the development of gambling disorders that are pre-existing or already present. Communication skills that are poor and dysfunctional interpersonal relationships may affect the development of gambling disorders. Other risk factors, including alcoholism or addiction to substances can also contribute to the emotional and communication difficulties related to IPV. Both of these conditions can increase the negative effects such as poor communication and relationship problems.

E. Emotional and physical impacts can occur when communication is poor or ineffective. The effect of these elements can increase the risk of gambling-related issues as well as the seriousness of the outcomes. If gambling addicts lack communication skills and dysfunctional social relationships, they often feel vulnerable and isolated. This isolation and vulnerability make them vulnerable to emotional problems and abusive behaviors of family and friends. These relationships can deteriorate and the relative isolation of the gambler makes gambling more likely to relieve these emotional stressors.

F. There is a higher probability that you may suffer from symptoms of compulsive gambling disorder when you gamble online, because the internet allows anonymity. Gamblers may experience extreme anxiety and stress, weight loss, a decrease in appetite and difficulty in relaxing. The internet can also lead you to wager more than you are able to afford, which increases the risk you could be a victim of financial loss.

Gambling online can result in emotional trauma to intimate partners. If your partner or girlfriend is your most trusted friend and you are a regular gambler, it's possible that the intimate partners of someone suffering from compulsive disorder of gambling may feel neglected and feel unable to believe in you. If this is the case, it is possible to experience depression anxiety when you and your spouse discuss gambling issues. Gambling online can be an extremely risky choice if you don't have an entourage of family members.

H. IPV is an interactive process. While there are strong environmental and genetic influence on the probability that individuals will develop IPV however, the interconnected nature of gambling and IPV makes these disorders more vulnerable to violence between people. While it isn't evident from the research on the way in which gambling and IPV influence each other to increase the likelihood for violence in the workplace One study did reveal that women with gambling disorder had higher rates of IPV as compared to people who had no gambling issues.