Year: 1998 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.43, no.1, (February 1998), p.43-50 SIEC No: 19980007

The current literature on pathological gambling & psychiatric comorbidity was critically reviewed. 3 of the studies reviewed found high rates of suicide ideation or suicide attempts in the study sample. Patients with pathological gambling frequently have comorbid substance use disorders & to a lesser extent, antisocial personality & major mood disorder upon presenting for treatment. This review further identifies the limitations inherent in the study of comorbidities. (67 refs.)