Addiction: What is going on in our brains that makes us addicted to gambling?

  • Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian, Christelle Langley, Henrietta Bowden-Jones and Sam Chamberlain
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Many people have turned to online gambling during the pandemic.

And while most of us are able to gamble recreationally without serious adverse effects, the pandemic has led to an increase in gambling addiction.

The UK, for example, has seen the largest ever increase in the number of women seeking help.

This addiction can cause mental, cognitive, and relationship health problems, as well as lead to bankruptcy and crime.

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