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As defined by the American Psychiatric Association, pathological gambling is an impulse control disorder that is a chronic and progressive mental illness.  Compulsive gamblers cannot control their impulse to gamble despite negative consequences. Gambling addiction is treatable. 
 
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A shopping addiction, also known as oniomania, is characterized by the compulsive desire to shop.  Those with this addiction, sometimes referred to as shopaholics, experience the highs and lows of other addicts such as drug addicts or alcoholics.  Compulsive shopping or overspending can be a destructive addiction with serious financial and personal consequences. 
 
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Yes. Our rapidly evolving modern world provides many new avenues for addictions including the internet, texting, e-mails, social networking websites, micro-blogging, blogging, gaming, and more.
 
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