Mar 1, 2023

Study suggests changes in gambling behavior linked to suicide risk in young adults

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An increase in difficulties with gambling is linked to a heightened risk of suicide attempts among young adults, according to new research from the University of Glasgow and City, University of London.

Published in the journal, The Lancet Public Health, the study suggests that over the course of a year, (aged 16–24) who experienced an increase in severity of harm were 2.74 times more likely to attempt than those whose gambling was unchanged.

Gambling behavior is dynamic, and the study found that any escalation in the experience of gambling harm, regardless of someone’s starting point, was linked to a heightened risk of suicidality.

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