Friday, November 26, 2010

Pathological gambling and suicide

People with gambling problems are not only at risk financially they are also far more likely to kill themselves. 5% of people who kill themselves are pathological gamblers and gamblers are three times more likely to kill themselves than people who don't bet. Researchers from the Universite de Montreal studied 122 suicides which took place between 2006 and 2009, 49 of whom were pathological gamblers. The gamblers had twice as many personality disorders as the other suicides and were three times less likely to seek help before they killed themselves.

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