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Why do people develop addictions to gambling?

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Dr. Mark Shukhman
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Each case is different, but in my practice i saw a lot of cases when people simply do not have or do not know other ways to feel good.
I also believe that physiology plays a big role: possibly, they need stronger stimulation to get the same effects from dopamine. I have several approaches to treatment; including "physiological extinction" or manipulating with Dopamine level.

In brief: Depends

Each case is different, but in my practice i saw a lot of cases when people simply do not have or do not know other ways to feel good.
I also believe that physiology plays a big role: possibly, they need stronger stimulation to get the same effects from dopamine. I have several approaches to treatment; including "physiological extinction" or manipulating with Dopamine level.
Dr. Mark Shukhman
Dr. Mark Shukhman
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