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2010-12-02 11:44:00

HANOVER, Va., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday it was revealed that Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley suffered from a gambling problem and was deep in debt prior to committing suicide in September. McKinley's death unveils a rising problem in America: gambling addiction. Bob Cabaniss, the founder and President of Williamsville Wellness, says suicide stemming from a serious gambling addiction and deep depression is not uncommon. McKinley's death is a tragic occurrence...

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2010-11-23 11:18:50

Pathological gamblers are risking more than their money, they are also three times more likely to commit suicide than non-betters. A  new Montreal inter-university study has shown these gamblers are also plagued by personality disorders. These findings, published in a recent issue of the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, may have implications for developing improved targeted suicide prevention programs. "The World Health Organization estimates that suicide is one of the top ten causes...

2010-11-16 19:18:46

New curriculum to address gambling issues released for National Addictions Awareness Week A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has found that 29,000 Ontario students from grades 7-12 report behaviours indicating that they are gambling problematically. The study also found that more than two-thirds of these students reported problems with substance use and/or alcohol use, and 25% reported a suicide attempt in the past year. The Ontario Youth Gambling Report looked...

2010-11-10 17:29:09

70 percent of Quebecers gamble; nearly 41,000 are pathological gamblers The initial findings of a survey on the prevalence of gambling in Quebec have been released. The study also deals with behavior problems associated with gambling. The study reveals that nearly 70 percent of Quebec adults report having bet or spent money on gambling during the previous 12 months. It also found Quebecers spend an average of $483 annually on gambling activities. This survey was conducted between June and...

2010-11-10 00:00:37

A recent study conducted among college age students across the state revealed that 66% of students had gambled in the past year, and 1 in 5 students is at risk of or already has developed a problem with gambling. Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) November 9, 2010 A recent study conducted among college age students across the state revealed that 66% of students had gambled in the past year, and 1 in 5 students is at risk of or already has developed a problem with gambling. "Gambling is a...

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2010-10-14 10:50:00

Disorganized and emotionally unstable, poorly adapted, suffering from alcohol problems, impulsive, or with a "globally adapted" personality. These are the features of the four diagnosed types of compulsive gamblers identified by researchers at the University Hospital of Bellvitge (IDIBELL) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). According to the scientific team, only one of these four shows signs of a significant pathology. "We need to use different treatments for each sub-group of...

2010-07-22 14:48:00

Free, Confidential Helpline Can Assist Problem Gamblers, their Family and Friends HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the recent introduction of table games in casinos across the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Health continues to offer assistance to Pennsylvanians who have a gambling problem. The department's toll-free Problem Gambling Hotline, 1-877-565-2112, operates around-the-clock to help anyone who is dealing with compulsive or problem gambling. All...

2010-07-15 12:36:00

To see the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/british-columbia-lottery-corporation/offer-legal-online-casino-games Regulated site keeps up to $100 million spent offshore in B.C. VANCOUVER, July 15 /PRNewswire/ - BCLC announced today the addition of online casino games to PlayNow.com, British Columbia's gambling website. "We want to ensure money gambled in British Columbia stays in the province to benefit British Columbians," said Minister...

2010-06-29 08:08:46

Affected individuals have common psychological profiles A study of university students found no overlap between those reporting excessive Internet use and those with problem gambling. However, both addictive behaviors are associated with psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, and loneliness, according to a provocative Rapid Communication in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The article is available...

2010-06-08 12:50:36

Genetic influences appear important in the development of gambling disorders in both women and men, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Pathological gambling is known to run in families, according to background information in the article. In one study, 8 percent of the first-degree relatives of individuals with gambling disorders had a lifetime history of similar problems, compared with 2 percent of relatives of...