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      Has anyone ever been prescribed medicine for ADHD and has it increased or decreased your ear few? I am a compulsive gambler, and feel like I have undiagnosed ADHD. I’m wondering if this adds to my urges. I know it sounds like an excuse but I’ve read that they are often linked together. I’ve seen on Reddit before that some people state aderall actually increased their urges.

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      Hi Zack and welcome. First my apologies – it shouldn’t have taken this long fo rsomeone to respod.

      I can’t comment on the medication or the possibility of ADHD – that is somethign you need to talk to your Dr about.

      What I can say those is that, whatever the cause of your addiction, the gambling is now a problem in it’s own right and needs addressing. You could sort out all other issues and still be unable to gamble “normally”.

      Read the other stories here. You will read a lot that you will relate to. You will also see the success stories – what are thye doing that you can apply to your own situation?

      I look forward to seeing the positive steps you are taking. Maybe see you in one of the groups here too.

      Keep posting.

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      Dark Energy

      Hi Zack,
      actually, Charles is right you have to ask your doctor about it.
      and I think I am too have undiagnosed ADHD, to be honest, I don’t know if it is one of the reasons why I get hooked on this gambling addiction or if it is the other way around.

      recently I am reading more books about gambling treatment, and I read your post I remembered a paragraph about it in “Treating Gambling Problems” by (William G. McCown, William A. Howatt).
      I will put the paragraph down for your information, finally, your doctor should give you the correct answer.

      Of special note is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). People
      with ADHD are much more likely to have gambling problems. Clinicians tend
      to avoid stimulants for the treatment of ADHD in gamblers, because many gamblers
      have another addictive disorder. However, evidence from cocaine addiction
      suggests that the pharmacological treatment of ADHD does not cause
      relapse. In fact, aggressive treatment may reduce illicit drug use.
      Excluding cigarette smoking, concurrent substance abuse problems are common
      in as many as 50 percent of people with gambling problems, either presently
      or by history. It makes little sense to treat only the most serious problem and not
      treat the coexisting addictive disorder. All addictive disorders warrant treatment
      simultaneously, regardless of whether there are conflicting bureaucracies


      Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and problem or pathological gambling
      often appear together, though no one knows why for sure (Petry, 2005b).
      There is no evidence that treatment with stimulant medication, such as Ritalin,
      is associated with relapse. On the contrary, evidence from AOD studies suggests
      that proper treatment of ADHD may help clients to experience fewer relapses

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