Year: 2015 Source: The American Journal on Addictions.(2015).24(4):292Ð298. DOI: 10.1111/ajad.12197 SIEC No: 20150215

Problem and pathological gamblers show high rates of suicidal behavior. However, previous research of suicide among this population has been inconsistent. Discrepancies may stem from methodological issues, including variable use of suicide nomenclature and selection bias in study samples. Furthermore, earlier research has rarely examined gambling severity aside from problem or pathological categories. This study utilized subgroups derived from a nationally representative data set, examining different characteristics of suicidal behavior and several gambling levels, including subclinical groups.