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Gambling is all about feelings. Needless to say, everybody has some emotions that they identify strongly with but there are certainly other emotions as well, such as regret, anxiety and even a little bit of guilt. However, it is easy to overlook this aspect of betting totally but those feelings often develop, even if you aren't gambling that much or even quite often. It takes a while to be a non-gambling individual. There are many ways that gambling can affect your life in both the short term and the long-term. It can cause you to have problems with money or find it tough to organize your finances. This kind of gambling can make you feel depressed or have a low self-esteem. Many health effects may be related to gambling and one of these effects is likely to be the negative effects on your mental health. Individuals who gamble on a regular basis tend to suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, depression, irritability and even mood disorders. These unwanted effects on your mental health are likely to affect your work performance also.