Reasons and Implications According to Nigel, this change is perhaps more controversial.
Pathological gambling: what are the boundaries of addictionGiven the lack of a laboratory test to diagnose pathological gambling, two groups were recruited in order to test DSM-IV diagnostic classification. Diagnosis of Pathological Gambling: Comparison of DSM-IV and the. Proposed DSM-V. EASG September Randy Stinchfield, Ph.D., L.P. stinc@umn. It shows that meeting the DSM-IV criteria for PG is neither necessary nor sufficient for being a pathological gambler. The chapter demonstrates that the problem.