Mortality risk in a population of patients treated for Gambling Disorders: results of a follow-up study

Gambling disorders and mortality risk

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Aims To examine mortality risk and causes of death in a cohort of a population of patients treated for gambling disorders in northern Italy from 1992 to 2019. 

Methods: Cohort study

Results: Half of the patients were diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, substance use disorder or alcohol dependence. The excess mortality compared to the general population (SMR) was 1.16 (0.85-1.58), more elevated among females aged 40 to 59 and males aged 20 to 29. Females had higher SMRs for all cancers and suicide; males for malignant neoplasm of liver, of lung, of prostate, and of bladder.

Conclusions: Despite patients increasing, subjects who most turn to the services are the most serious ones, in older age, with comorbid mental disorders and with a compromised health status. This is reflected in the high risk of death for all cancers.

 

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Raimondo Maria Pavarin - Epidemiological Monitoring Center on Addiction, Mental Health DSM-DP, Azienda USL Bologna, Italy https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1403-3148

Marco Domenicali - G. Fontana” Centre for the Study and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Alcohol Addiction, University of Bologna Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Bologna, Italy

Silvia Marani - Epidemiological Monitoring Center on Addiction, Azienda USL Bologna, Mental Health DSM-DP, Bologna, Italy

Elsa Turino - Epidemiological Monitoring Center on Addiction, Azienda USL Bologna, Mental Health DSM-DP, Bologna, Italy

Fabio Caputo - Department of Internal Medicine, SS Annunziata Hospital, Cento (Ferrara), Italy

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Pavarin, R. M., Domenicali, M., Marani, S., Turino, E., & Caputo, F. (2021). Mortality risk in a population of patients treated for Gambling Disorders: results of a follow-up study: Gambling disorders and mortality risk. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 57(3). Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/1231
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