Thoughts and acts of self-harm, and suicidal ideation, in online gamblers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620712
Title:
Thoughts and acts of self-harm, and suicidal ideation, in online gamblers
Authors:
Lloyd, Joanne ( 0000-0003-3891-7247 ) ; Hawton, Keith; Dutton, William H.; Geddes, John R.; Goodwin, Guy M.; Rogers, Robert D.
Abstract:
Gambling problems have been linked to suicidal ideation and enhanced risk of suicide attempts. However, we know very little about the factors associated with either thoughts or acts of self-harm amongst people who gamble. A web-based study of 4125 online gamblers (79% males; mean age 35.5 years), analysed using hierarchical multiple regression, revealed that self-reported non-gambling-related self-harm was negatively related to age and marital status, and positively related to problematic alcohol use. Self-reported acts of self-harm both related and unrelated to gambling were associated with drug misuse. Thoughts and acts of gambling-related self-harm were associated with problem gambling, gambling involvement and parental problem gambling. All types of self-harm were associated with mood disorder symptoms, unemployment and certain gambling motivations. When tailoring assessment and interventions for individuals at risk for gambling-related deliberate self-harm, it is important to recognize that contributory factors may include some that differ from those for deliberate self-harm in general, and that there is potential value in evaluating gambling involvement and motivations, and history of parental gambling.
Citation:
Thoughts and acts of self-harm, and suicidal ideation, in online gamblers 2016, 16 (3):408 International Gambling Studies
Publisher:
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Journal:
International Gambling Studies
Issue Date:
5-Aug-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620712
DOI:
10.1080/14459795.2016.1214166
Additional Links:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14459795.2016.1214166
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1445-9795
Sponsors:
supported by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust and the Economic and Social Research Council under grant number 164-25-0008
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dc.contributor.authorLloyd, Joanneen
dc.contributor.authorHawton, Keithen
dc.contributor.authorDutton, William H.en
dc.contributor.authorGeddes, John R.en
dc.contributor.authorGoodwin, Guy M.en
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Robert D.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-02T10:27:12Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-02T10:27:12Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-05-
dc.identifier.citationThoughts and acts of self-harm, and suicidal ideation, in online gamblers 2016, 16 (3):408 International Gambling Studiesen
dc.identifier.issn1445-9795en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14459795.2016.1214166-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620712-
dc.description.abstractGambling problems have been linked to suicidal ideation and enhanced risk of suicide attempts. However, we know very little about the factors associated with either thoughts or acts of self-harm amongst people who gamble. A web-based study of 4125 online gamblers (79% males; mean age 35.5 years), analysed using hierarchical multiple regression, revealed that self-reported non-gambling-related self-harm was negatively related to age and marital status, and positively related to problematic alcohol use. Self-reported acts of self-harm both related and unrelated to gambling were associated with drug misuse. Thoughts and acts of gambling-related self-harm were associated with problem gambling, gambling involvement and parental problem gambling. All types of self-harm were associated with mood disorder symptoms, unemployment and certain gambling motivations. When tailoring assessment and interventions for individuals at risk for gambling-related deliberate self-harm, it is important to recognize that contributory factors may include some that differ from those for deliberate self-harm in general, and that there is potential value in evaluating gambling involvement and motivations, and history of parental gambling.en
dc.description.sponsorshipsupported by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust and the Economic and Social Research Council under grant number 164-25-0008en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Groupen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14459795.2016.1214166en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Gambling Studiesen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectProblem gamblingen
dc.subjectInternet gamblingen
dc.subjectmood disorderen
dc.subjectsubstance abuseen
dc.subjectsuicideen
dc.titleThoughts and acts of self-harm, and suicidal ideation, in online gamblersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Gambling Studiesen
dc.date.accepted2017-07-
rioxxterms.funderResponsibility in Gambling Trust and the Economic and Social Research Councilen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW021017JLen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-08-05en
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