Seed Grant: A study of gambling severity, depression and suicidal behavior in Sikkim, India

Principal Investigator:  Krishna Vaddiparti, PhD, University of Florida

Awarded $34,500 in 2020

This is a pilot study in Sikkim, India where gambling is legalized. Sikkim is a state in northeast India and it has the second highest suicide rate in India. The study will explore frequency of gambling, types of gambling and their onset, money spent, problematic gambling, gambling disorder, depressed mood and its onset and suicidal ideation and attempts. It will also draft culture-specific standards for responsible gaming to help guide future discussions among stakeholders of land and online gambling, operators, and the general public.

Year: 2020
Type: Project Grants