The gambler, as a patient of psychiatric testing, is an addicted and compulsive gambler.
In the first place, he did not visit for therapy due to his gambling; on the other hand he accepted gambling as a common and even enjoyable component of his life pattern.
His dissatisfaction was mild and, as it proved, a fleeting sense of depersonalization.
It was also associated with had been gravitated by the advancement of psychotic reaction in his older brother.
He did not consider gambling as a profession, but he gambled, as what he said, due to the mere fact that he had to. By doing so, it gave him temporary relief tension brought him, to which, the kind of nature for him is indescribable.
However, deprivations due to his situation caused him to suffer that early, and this goes back to his parents. Born in a confined village in Poland, he was aware of the poverty and anguish, as a child.
His parents were separated, and lived in a village far away from them; he worked with a shoemaker since he was seven until he finally settled down, he had no place else to call his own.
This man was short of the usual interaction with his family that is truly important to a healthy development through childhood, puberty, and youth.
Consequentially, he was psychologically, at length, looking back to that childhood days in which he had to endure his distinguished deprivations.
On there, he became, in turn, fixated and was not able to move forth. Until he matured, and this instilled in his personality, the psychological and emotional ardor became apparent — looking back to his early childhood established what he has become.
His gambling was like, almost in the eyes of the child, that the best gifts or rewards can be possibly acquired when they are in front of him, teasing and taunting him. And that motivated him to do what he thought was the only way he knew about – gambling.
Based on this etiologic angle, the compulsive gambler is as clear as compulsively imploring to Lady Luck, a symbolic figure of old folks, but mainly about the mother – for a display of favor, for the assuring response to these questions:
‘Do you care for me? Do you accept me? Do you think I am intelligent, good, and strong?’
The neurotic gambler is, undeniably, compulsive in his urge to ask such questions and dwell on it in his uncertainty.
Since he can never accumulate an absolute all-time encouraging answer, he pursues this activity until he loses.