Is your depression related to your betting?
You don’t have to have a mental illness like Bi-Polar disorder in order to become depressed. There are many things that can lead to depression and if you play the tables and lose a lot of money, you may become depressed; however, you don’t need to compound that depression by attempting to win your losses back and going further in the whole.
If you do like to play the casino games, regardless of whether its poker, the slots or non-casino betting games such as shooting billiards or betting on the horses, you need to make sure you know how much you can comfortably afford to lose. If you go overboard and you lose money that is earmarked for your bills or other household expenses you can wind up in a panic that leads to depression.
When you go in to play, only take the money you know you can spend. Leave your credit cards at home and don’t go to the ATM. If you are on a losing streak, and it does happen, no amount of trying to win it back is going to make the situation better. You are simply going to have to accept your losses and try again in the future when you have more money that is not earmarked for something else.
If you don’t catch your depression before it sets in and you let it fester, you can wind up with many different symptoms, some of which can be devastating. Many people with depression lose their jobs because they aren’t able to function efficiently. This literally leads to more depression which can exude many more symptoms than just lethargy. Some people become abusive or withdrawn and self destructive when depressed and so it is simply best to make sure that this does not happen.
So many people think that depression is a mental illness that they overlook the fact that outside forces can play a role in becoming depressed and in how you deal with getting better.