Dissociative Personality Disorder and Gambling Addiction

Dissociative Personality Disorder and Gambling AddictionDissociative personality disorder is a common mental disorder, and when it occurs at the same time as gambling addiction, results can be traumatic. Gambling addiction is a severe problem on its own that can cost you your life’s savings, your family, and your job, but when you add in a mental disorder like dissociative personality disorder it can be even more problematic. People that attempt to treat dissociative personality disorder and gambling addiction on their own often relapse and make matters worse for themselves. If you are suffering from dissociative personality disorder and gambling addiction you should seek professional treatment for your problems.

The Relationship between Dissociative Personality Disorder and Gambling Addiction

Many people suffering from dissociative personality disorder and a gambling addiction fail to see the connection between the two problems. In fact, there is a notable link between dissociative personality disorder and gambling addiction that could compound and make each problem worse. Dissociative personality disorder is often referred to as borderline personality disorder or split personality disorder, and it means that a person has two or more distinct identities or personality states that may control their behavior or thoughts. When suffering from dissociative personality disorder, users may self-medicate by using drugs, alcohol, or in your case, possibly gambling. Gambling is not a solution to dissociative personality disorder, but if you use gambling to self-medicate your disorder, you will find yourself going back to gambling every time your symptoms pop up, and soon it will be a crutch for your disorder. Vice versa, your dissociative personality disorder may flare up while you are gambling or when you are not gambling, driving you to gamble more.

Treating Dissociative Personality Disorder and Gambling Addiction

Traditional treatment techniques for gambling addiction will not address your dissociative personality disorder, so if you go through addiction treatment you will need additional therapy for your disorder. Dual Diagnosis treatment treats your gambling addiction and dissociative personality disorder at the same time so that you can find the link between the two problems and address it. There is no other type of treatment that offers this type of attention, so in that way Dual Diagnosis treatment is unique.

Recovering from Dissociative Personality Disorder and Gambling Addiction

Call our toll-free helpline and find out how we can help you recover from gambling addiction and dissociative personality disorder. We are here for you 24 hours a day to help you find the treatment you need, and can even direct you to an effective Dual Diagnosis treatment center for your disorders. Pick up the phone now and call so you can begin receiving treatment for your problems.