GAMBLING DISORDER- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Gambling disorder is a behavioural disorder that causes persistent difficulty to control gamble. It is also known as ‘compulsive gambling’.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • CAUSES OF GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • DIAGNOSIS OF GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • TREATMENTS FOR GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • PROGNOSIS OF GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • COMPLICATIONS OF GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • GAMBLING DISORDER   AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR GAMBLING DISORDER 
  • YOGA FOR GAMBLING DISORDER 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GAMBLING DISORDER 

  • Unable to resist impulses to gamble
  • Irritability when trying to stop gambling
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Frequent thinking about gambling
  • Withdrawal from family and friends

CAUSES OF GAMBLING DISORDER 

  • Family history
  • Genetic reasons
  • Mental health disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Stressful events in life

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF GAMBLING DISORDER 

The pathophysiology of gambling disorder is similar to psychiatric disorders, which is likely due to the above-mentioned causes as well as psychosocial and environmental factors. Also, the presence of an underlying affective instability may cause an individual response to maladaptive behaviours.

DIAGNOSIS OF GAMBLING DISORDER 

  • Proper History taking
  • Psychological evaluation

TREATMENTS FOR GAMBLING DISORDER 

  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medications – antidepressants, antipsychotics or mood-stabilizing drugs

PROGNOSIS OF GAMBLING DISORDER 

  • Early diagnosis and treatment help to manage the symptoms related to gambling disorder. 

COMPLICATIONS OF GAMBLING DISORDER        

  • Personality disorder
  • Social isolation
  • Poor work performance
  • Risk of developing an anxiety disorder

GAMBLING DISORDER   AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda gambling disorder can be managed based on manasika vyadhi and unmada chikilsa.
  • Compulsive behaviour can be included under ‘dharaniya vega’.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF GAMBLING DISORDER 

  • Excess vitiation of doshas in the body
  • Increase of mano doshas like rajas and tamas

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF GAMBLING DISORDER 

  • The intense impulse for gambling  

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF GAMBLING DISORDER 

Excessive vitiation of doshas in the body due to improper food and behaviours along with derangement in manodoshas leads to irritability in the manas (mind).

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GAMBLING DISORDER 

  • Dushtaatmaanaam (unlawful)
  • Krodhanam (impulsive)
  • Atruptam (unsatisfied/unpleasant)
  • Nirbhayam & Shooram (reckless behaviour/impulsive)
  • Vyavasaayinam (unlawful)

Along with these symptoms, the person may also show normal mood and behaviour.

 AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF GAMBLING DISORDER 

  • Symptoms are manageable with appropriate treatments

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR GAMBLING DISORDER 

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR GAMBLING DISORDER 

  • Brahmighrita
  • Brahmi swarasa – juice of Bacopa monnieri
  • Saraswataghrita
  • Manasamitra vatakam
  • Kalyanakaghrita
  • Dasamolaghrita
  • Aswagandharista
  • Shankpushpi churna

AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR GAMBLING DISORDER 

  • Murdha taila – oil application on the head
  • Abhyanga – oil massage on the body

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR GAMBLING DISORDER 

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR GAMBLING DISORDER 

  • Enhance communications with family members
  • Avoid irritable situations
  • Always engaged in activities

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR GAMBLING DISORDER 

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible nutritious food items, cow’s milk, and ghee.
  • Oil massage on the head is advised.
  • Advice regular exercise

YOGA FOR GAMBLING DISORDER 

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Calms the mind

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                             

  • Shavasana – relaxes the body and mind
  • Bhastrika pranayama

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Ayurveda Expert, India
Dr. Rajesh Nair, Consultant, Ayurvedaforall

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