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Mental Health Blog by Ryan S.

Living life with a mental illness, however I get out of bed every morning and fight; I may not win every day, but I fight. I love helping others who battle mental illness along with family and friends who struggle to comprehend mental illness. I enjoy speaking to one or thousands of people using my own unique speaking method that provides an easy to understand look at mental health along with a bit of fun.

Gambling Addiction: Don’t Lose Grip On Reality

Compulsive and problem gambling is a problem that, left unattended, can ruin the life of any gambler and those close to the gambler. Like other addictions such as alcohol, smoking, or drugs, gambling addiction is a psychological disorder that impairs a person’s ability to make good decisions. Often, gambling can cause a person to lose their grip on reality, leading them to do things and spend amounts of money that would normally seem outrageous.

Especially in today’s day and age when gambling over the internet is so popular, there are many people who have a problem with it. The first signs of problem gambling are not serious, as they will probably include small amounts of money lost. Over time, the problem can grow out of control, though. As a person begins to lose more money, desperation sets in and they begin to make terrible decisions. The problem is compounded over and over again until there is no money left and all hope is gone. Gambling is dangerous because it is a gateway addiction. It can lead to things like depression and criminal activity.

Do you feel like you have to gamble each and every day? Do you feel like gambling has taken control of your life to the point where you cannot stop get yourself free of its grip? These are realities for many people and it is often difficult to admit that. Doing so is important, though. Treatments for gambling addiction are out there, but nothing has been noted as being extremely successful. Hypnotherapy is one of the more effective modes of treatment for gambling addiction, though.

People see hypnotherapy on television and in movies and they miss out on the reality of the situation. Hypnotherapy is no joke that is used to simply mesmerize people. It is a real psychological treatment that can set a person’s thinking back to the correct state. Hypnotherapy has long been an effective treatment for things like smoking, slimming, and stress, but it is successful in stopping problem gambling in a lot of people.

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