Pathological gambling in Israel as a medical and social problem

Jacob Margolin, Eliezer Witztum

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    This article discusses the phenomenon of pathological gambling in Israel today, emphasizing its medical as well as social dimensions. After a brief historical review of pathological gambling in world and Jewish history, certain psychological aspects of the disorder are reviewed. The typology of gamblers is mentioned, and the relationship between gambling and affective disorders is briefly discussed. Some of the forensic implications of pathological gambling are also mentioned.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)661-663
    Number of pages3
    Issue number9
    StatePublished - 1 Sep 2004


    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Forensic aspects
    • Pathological gambling
    • Psychopathology

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine (all)


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