Problem gambling is an established need to bet in order to achieve profit or advantage. According to the international classification of diseases and related health problems ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) together with with trihotolomaniya, kleptomania and pyromania, problem gambling is considered an abnormal habits codenamed F63.0 (pathological gambling).
Treatment is a psychological or cognitive psychology, or behavioral therapy. Aim of control of the game, not a full withdrawal by the application of cognitive behavioral therapy. Dependence has a long prehistory. Often parents are addicted to drugs, alcohol or gambling.
In criminal proceedings it is demonstrated that the presence of gambling (such as clinical signs) may be considered a mitigating factor in determining the punishment for a crime. In this process, gambling is demonstrated by forensic medical (psychiatric) examination.