It’s long been known that an addiction to gambling is usually accompanied by other addictions, whether it’s alcohol, drugs or any other compulsion like online shopping or sex. A recent study linked compulsive gambling with psychiatric disorders of any kind, indicating that those who are susceptible to a gambling disorder have already exhibited a weakness or problem in other areas. And those that have been diagnosed with a gambling disorder most often are found to have problems in other areas. But it’s clear that a gambling problem is inexorably linked to other psychiatric disorders. Could this make it easier to diagnose someone who might have a gambling problem? Efforts are under way at the International Center for Responsible Gaming, the National Center for Problem Gambling and Conscious Gaming to determine if there truly is a correlation.