Problem gambling (ludomania) is an urge to gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. Problem gambling often is defined by whether harm is experienced by the gambler or others, rather than by the gambler's behavior.
1. Preoccupation. The subject has frequent thoughts about gambling experiences, whether past, future, or fantasy.
2. Tolerance. As with drug tolerance, the subject requires larger or more frequent wagers to experience the same "rush".
3. Withdrawal. Restlessness or irritability associated with attempts to cease or reduce gambling.
(Irritability includes rude replies to crgarcia posts of wisdom.)
4. Escape. The subject gambles to improve mood or escape problems.
(Daytraders were losers even before they started trading, they had no job, almost no savings, and no social-skills.)
5. Chasing. The subject tries to win back gambling losses with more gambling.
(like the revenge trade, or when traders blowup the last penny trying to recover previous losses.)
6. Lying. The subject tries to hide the extent of his or her gambling by lying to family, friends, or therapists.
(like lying on ET pretending you are profitable)
7. Loss of control. The person has unsuccessfully attempted to reduce gambling.
(Include refunding accounts to keep trading).
8. Illegal acts. The person has broken the law in order to obtain gambling money or recover gambling losses. This may include acts of theft, embezzlement, fraud, or forgery.
(including becoming a broker shill to get money.)
9. Risked significant relationship. The person gambles despite risking or losing a relationship, job, or other significant opportunity.
(daytraders have no wives, girlfriends and no social lifes, they stay on pajamas all day gambling.)
10. Bailout. The person turns to family, friends, or another third party for financial assistance as a result of gambling.
Admit you have a gambling addiction and get professional help ASAP.
Perhaps if you were to grow a beard, dress in a toga, and wear a sandwich board...
Any update on when the world is ending?