Course and prognosis

The natural history of pathological gambling is one characterized by exacerbations and remissions, often related to life events. Important elements in this are relationships within the family, especially with the spouse/partner. An example of this is the not infrequent sequence of an exacerbation of heavy gambling in the husband, coterminous with the wife's first pregnancy.

The outlook in pathological gambling is usually determined by the integrity of the underlying personality. In those in whom the condition appears as a symptom of a neurotic disorder or depression, the prognosis depends on that of the underlying disorder.

Break Free From Passive Aggression

Break Free From Passive Aggression

This guide is meant to be of use for anyone who is keen on developing a better understanding of PAB, to help/support concerned people to discover various methods for helping others, also, to serve passive aggressive people as a tool for self-help.

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