Gambling and suicidal behaviours: a Swiss study in a treatment center in Switzerland [Poster]

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serval:BIB_820C12DCBCED
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Inproceedings: an article in a conference proceedings.
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Abstract (Abstract): shot summary in a article that contain essentials elements presented during a scientific conference, lecture or from a poster.
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Title
Gambling and suicidal behaviours: a Swiss study in a treatment center in Switzerland [Poster]
Author(s)
Andronicos Mélina, Rihs-Middel Margret, Gougler Sophie, Battisti Jussara, Zumwald Coralie, Aufrère Laurence, Simon Olivier, Besson Jacques
ISBN
0924-9338
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
22
Series
European Psychiatry
Pages
291
Language
english
Notes
SAPHIRID:61378
Abstract
Background and aim: Excessive gambling touch between 1 and 3% of the adult population (Shaffer et al. 1999). Studies of treatment-seeking gamblers establish a relationship between gambling and suicide. We investigated clinical characteristics in excessive gamblers of a Swiss University Hospital(CHUV). The aim of this study is to compare gamblers with prior suicide attempts (GPSA) with gamblers without prior suicide attempts (Non-GPSA) and with the international literature.
Hypothesis: - GPSA are confronted with a higher problem load than Non-GPSA. - GPSA lack social networks and family support as compared to Non-GPSA.
Method: Patients treated for gambling disorders typically show a high level of co-morbidity. Bourget, Data are based on medical files of our treatment center. Among our consecutively admitted patients (2002-2006), we identified pathological gamblers who reported prior suicide attempts directly or not directly linked with gambling.
Results and discussion: - GPSA were more likely to be women, separated or divorced, referred by the forensic network. - GPSA were more likely to be disabled and had a history of alcohol abuse. GPSA showed no difference with respect to age at intake or employment status as compared to NON-GPSA.
Discussion: Further research is needed to find out whether the higher proportion of women with prior suicide attempts is due to the fact that men are more likely to complete suicide.
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