Adrenalin scientists call the action hormone, as it affects the central nervous system and stimulates action. Receiving this hormone, we feel joy, excitement, after which there is complete euphoria and relaxation.
Today, life is much easier, we get much less adrenaline, and our body often requires and seeks it. So the source of adrenaline are stimulants, risky steps, actions or factors: for example, gambling, alcohol consumption, smoking, drugs. The body’s relaxation ends and it becomes sluggish again until it receives a new dose of adrenaline. In this way, the person becomes dependent on his or her stimulants.
The “team” of hormones of joy and happiness
The human body has a whole “team” of hormones of joy, all of them are produced in the brain and bring us pleasant emotions, uplift the mood, increase immunity, split fats and even relieve pain.
One of these hormones is serotonin. When it is formed, a person is in a good mood, he is full of optimism, wants to move, work, play sports. It is not surprising that with his education in large quantities, a person comes into a state of euphoria and can not control himself, at such moments, he is ready for reckless acts and risk. If there is a lack of serotonin, comes the disorder and depression for no reason, it can also include the propensity to commit suicide.
According to doctors and scientists (and this we ourselves have experienced in practice), to increase the amount of serotonin can be done with food that contains a lot of vitamins B and C, as well as delicacies such as chocolate, bananas, dates, sweets.
On the same level with serotonin can be put the hormone endorphin, which is formed in the hypothalamus and causes a pleasant and even happy feeling. Euphoria due to endorphin can relieve pain, speed up wound healing, increase stress resistance and even tame excessive appetite.
However, if this hormone becomes too much, a person loses adequacy and can do crazy things, which is also dangerous – for him and others.
If – on the contrary – endorphin is not enough, the person has a hard time, he falls into pessimism and depression, is often ill and hard to recover. Increase the number of endorphins can go in for sports, walks, pleasant music, mental communication, laughter, coveted sex.
Another hormone of joy – dopamine – promote delicious food and sex. Dopamine can be called the pleasure hormone. There is also the hormone of love phenylethylamine, the hormone of motherhood – oxytocin.
Gambling as a result of an adrenaline search…
Complex hormone production processes take place in certain sectors of the human brain, which are involved in the process of life and play.
All of the above hormones of joy can move a person to their unconscious search, and the biochemistry of excitement will work to the detriment: having received several times these joys, the player can no longer abandon them. So, a big win will bring great pleasure, and at this time in several parts of the brain developed a whole chain of “joyful” hormones, and the player in a rush of happiness continues to bet.
Japanese scientists have already proven a direct link between ludomania and the pleasure hormone dopamine by conducting research with people who play the lottery. At the same time recorded the creation of dopamine in the brain – the least hormone produced when waiting to win, when a person was excited about his anticipation. The result was a weakened will, and he fell into dependence on his excitement. And the left hemisphere is more active when losing, and the right one reflects the reaction to win.
Another discovery was the discovery of such a fact as the same game brain activity in women and men.
But everything, as always, depends on each individual. Thus, some relate to the game easily and relaxed and take losses as a payment for pleasure, excitement and adrenaline spurt. Some consider the game just entertainment. Others, on the contrary, take the game very seriously and hope for big winnings. If they are unlucky, they do not stop and continue to bet, risking to the last. So they fall into dependence on gambling. That’s the biochemistry of gambling.
It is not in vain that experts advise to stop after a major win or after a deplorable fiasco (it does not matter!), calling on their will and self-control to help. After all, gambling – a serious disease, which is a psychological dependence on gambling.
Reasons and symptoms of gambling.
Let us turn again to scientists who highlight several reasons why a person becomes a ludoman.
- Life, poor on spiritual events and bright positive experiences.
- An unformed psyche (if minors play).
- Dissatisfaction in sexual terms.
Which suggests a gambling addiction.
- A person can’t get away from the computer and gets irritated if they have to do it.
- He doesn’t have the ability to keep track of time during the game.
- He keeps talking about the game to everyone he knows.
- He forgets about eating and drinking.
- He’s got a disorderly daily routine and stops sleeping at night.
- He forgets about what he needs to do (work and domestic responsibilities).
- He neglects personal hygiene.
Scientists have identified three stages in gambling disease.
- The desire to play increases, the sessions become longer, the stakes are bigger.
- Gambling increases, it is increasingly difficult to fight the choice of “play / not play”, there are “game” superstitions, won money invested in the game.
- The game can no longer be abandoned, it becomes the “center of the universe”, money no longer matter, the goal of life is the game, a person thinks about it all the time. On their own, he can not solve the problem of gambling, he needs help.
Thus, we see a close connection between the biochemical processes that occur in the central nervous system and the brain, with gambling, which today scientists are struggling to find and invent new methods.
However, the man himself can not allow the appearance of ludomania, leading a healthy and interesting lifestyle, and in online gambling calculating their strength, time and money.