authors:Alex Blaszczynski, Jeffrey Derevensky, Rina Gupta, Lia Nower
published in: 2004
summary: Both suicide and problem gambling among youth are two growing areas of public health concern, though studies have yet to characterise the relationship between these issues. Youth report higher prevalence rates of problem gambling than adults, but no studies to date have investigated whether they are likewise prone to higher risks of gambling-related suicidality. This article explores the relationship of depression, suicidality, and problem gambling in youth in three studies of middle and high-school students (total N = 3,941; males n = 1,937, females n = 2,004) conducted in 1996, 2000, and 2001 in Quebec and Ontario. All studies reported significantly higher rates of suicidality among problem and pathological gamblers as compared to non-gamblers and social gamblers, irrespective of gender, grade, or level of depression. The implications for future investigations are discussed.
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type: article in journal
publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
is part of a publication: International Gambling Studies
copyright: © 2009 Informa plc
original language: English
article pagination: start page: 69 - end page: 80
keywords: depression , gambling , study , youth gambling , youth gambling problems
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