Lund, Sweden – University study finds that problem gamblers are 15 times more likely to commit suicide


Posted on the 16th of March 2019

Lund, Sweden – University study finds that problem gamblers are 15 times more likely to commit suicide

A study that was conducted by researchers at Lund University in Sweden focused on monitoring 2,000 people with gambling problems over an 11 year period. At the conclusion of the study, researchers found that problem gamblers are at a higher risk of committing suicide than the general population. In fact, 20-49 year old males were 19 times more at risk of suicide, while females and men above the age of 50 years were 15 times more at risk of suicide. While gambling addiction may not always be the sole reason for a person to consider suicide, since other factors including alcohol, drugs and depression might also be at play, problem gambling nonetheless was found to be quite a significant factor.

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