Compulsive gambler brains are different  

redmustang91 57M  
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8/8/2005 9:44 am

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Compulsive gambler brains are different


Interesting article about recent research on compulsive gamblers showing their brains have different dopamine receptor responses to gambling. They getless pleasure and have to repeat it to enjoy. Also stories about Parkinson drug treatment that changed dopamine receptor function leading some to start compulsive gambling!

Behavioral activity is not so voluntary as assumed, but with therapy and avoiding gambling some can change.

Applies to sex addiction too I assume. Well like St. Paul, I say Lord save me, but not just yet!

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