Monday, August 17, 2009

Impusiveness in Children leads to Gambling Addiction

Children who are impulsive have a higher chance of becoming gambling addicts in the future. If the children are allowed to adopt or carry on with poor behavior - there will be a tendency for them to repeat the same mindset as they become adults. I'd definitely say that people who were spoilt as kids invariably turn into nasty people as they reach adulthood. They are not considerate - they've been breed to think only about themselves and their needs.

Read on...

Kids who were inattentive, impulsive and hyperactive in kindergarten, are more likely to develop symptoms of risky gambling behavior by the time they reach middle school, reports a new Canadian study in the latest issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Impulsiveness has always been associated with many problems, such as delinquency, expulsion from school, substance abuse, anti-social behavior, unemployment, addiction problems in adulthood and now there is another issue that has been added to the list, the researchers said. There is something that connects both the impulsivity and the gambling, said main author Dr. Linda S. Pagani, a professor at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center and the University of Montreal. "In adulthood, problem gambling is considered an impulse disorder," she added.

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