In the study, a problem gambler is defined as a person who gambles more than he or she can afford. He or she may lie about gambling or he or she may gamble longer than he or she planned.
Pathological or compulsive gambling, on the other hand, is defined as someone who cannot resist the temptation to gamble. Pathological or compulsive gambling is a chronic and progressive disease.
By the courtesy of Gamblers Anonymous, following questions are available to anyone who feels he or she may have a gambling problem and wants to stop gambling.