Prevalence of Pathological Gambling and Related Problems Among College Students in the Quebec Metropolitan Area

The prevalence of pathological gambling & problems associated with it were measured among 1471 students of three colleges in the Quebec city metropolitan area. Almost 90% of the students had gambled & 21.7% of the students engaged in this behavior once a week or more. The prevalence of pathological gamblers was found to be 2.8%[…]

Doctor’s Suicide Letter Heightens Euthanasia Debate

This article discusses the suicide of Dr. J. Raphael Boutin, age 82, who made his death public by sending a letter entitled “Final Message” to French-language daily newspapers throughout Quebec. Dr. Boutin was apparently worried that his declining health would soon make him a burden for his family & society. In his letter he discusses[…]

Military Suicides not Linked to Peacekeeping Tours

This article reports on a coroner’s office investigation of 6 suicides involving military personnel in the Quebec City region (June 1993 to March 1995) & notes the suicides took place as a result of personal problems (depression, personal problems, marital stress, & alcohol), & were not connected to peacekeeping tours of duty. Data on military[…]

The Nature and Frequency of the Suicide Syndrome. Twenty Years Ago and Today, in the English-Speaking Community of the Province of Quebec

The aim of this study was to reveal the relationship between suicidal ideas, threats or attempts and age, sex, diagnostic category or some specific psychopathological symptoms. i.e. excitement, hallucinations or delusions, in the English-speaking community of the Province of Quebec. The samples chosen consisted of patients newly admitted to Douglas Hospital, twenty years ago and[…]

The Epidemiology of Suicide in the Metropolitan Quebec City Area