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Doctor insights on: What Am I Addicted To Slot Machines And Not Poker Or Something Else

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What am I addicted to slot machines and not poker or something else?

What am I addicted to slot machines and not poker or something else?

Good question: Your brain likes a quick "rush" that playing slots provides, also any habit with random reinforcement is more "addictive" as well. Slots are just your addiction of choice. One outcome if you said no more slots but did not get good support for your addiction could be becoming addicted to another type of gambling or other maladaptive behavior, possible even alcohol or drugs. Talk to someone try ga. ...Read more

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Why are slot machines so addictive?

Why are slot machines so addictive?

Compulsive gambling: Slot machines are one form of gambling that may lead to compulsive gambling. Mutual support helps; consider attending a meeting of gamblers anonymous. ...Read more

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How can I forgive myself for all the money i've wasted in slot machines?

Forgiveness is good: ...for your health, whether it's forgiving someone else or yourself. Read the accompanying HealthTap answers to find out: when we should forgive, why it's so hard, how we misunderstand it, & what our minds and bodies gain from forgiveness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of slot machine addiction?

What are the symptoms of slot machine addiction?

See DSM: Essentially, when instead of the pleasure it becomes problematic. The person is preoccupied with the habit; spends more and more time gambling; when is not gambling, is irritable, unhappy; using of gambling instead of other responsibilities; the gambler is chasing his losses; there is no control over the habit; the consequences – legal and financial from gambling, etc. I treat is with "extinction. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for slot machine addiction?

What is the treatment for slot machine addiction?

Slot machine addicti: Firstly do not go to the casino, secondly move away from the casino thirdly seek the assistance of a psychologist who may be able to help if the other two do not. Lastly you can buy a small slot machine for your home and just play it in the comforts of your home. ...Read more

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Why psychologically do I i leave doors drawers washing machines dryers i never seem to close anything could this be something from my past?

Why psychologically do I i leave doors  drawers washing machines dryers i never seem to close anything  could this be something from my past?

Hmmm...: I suppose it is possible, but if you can't imagine what it might be we will not be likely to find it. It is certainly part of your present and unless you do something to change it, it will be part of your future. Hope this doesn't apply to the bathroom, car door or refrigerator. ...Read more

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Where do I buy an aed machine?

Where do I buy an aed machine?

Supply companies: Dental or medical supply companies will have aed's or automatic external defibrillators. Make sure that anyone who uses the machine understands what they are doing. ...Read more

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What should I do to shed weight using gym machines?

What should I do to shed weight using gym machines?

TIME AND EFFORT: Losing weight at the gym will depend on the type of machines you are using and the amount of effort exerted or calories burned as a result of such effort. For example, you may use a machine for cardio to burn calories one day and alternate with machines to build muscle the next day. 30 minutes of intense exercise at 4x weekly (or more) is recommended for best results. Combine with a healthy diet. ...Read more

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What are biofeedback machines?

What are biofeedback machines?

Electronic devices: That measure biological reactions and feed the information back to you with simple signals. They help you learn to regulate your body's response to stress or to correct a dysfunctional body response. The most common instruments measure muscle activity, heart rate, breathing, skin temperature, sweating, or brain activity. Check with www.Bcia.Org and www.Aapb.Org for info & certified therapists. ...Read more