Changes of Diagnosis Criteria for Gambling Related Disorders and Psychoactive and Behavioral Addictions


The article presents the issue of diagnostic criteria of gambling related disorders and psychoactive and behavioral addictions. It is also a review of next edits of international classification manuals, DSM (Diagnostics and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), and also ICD (The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems). Article presents the discussion about the place of gambling disorder at the classifications, which is taken by scientists who study on gambling. The latest, fifth of edition of Diagnostics and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-V concerns gambling in the category of substance–related and addictive disorders, the subcategory of non-substance related disorders. However, according to The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems ICD-10, gambling disorder remains in the category of impulse control disorders, as a pathological gambling.


diagnostic criteria; pathological gambling; ICD; DSM

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Published : 2017-01-29

Niewiadomska, I., & Palacz-Chrisidis, A. (2017). Changes of Diagnosis Criteria for Gambling Related Disorders and Psychoactive and Behavioral Addictions. Resocjalizacja Polska, (12), 91-104.

Iwona Niewiadomska 
Agnieszka Palacz-Chrisidis 

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