Levels of predictors of depression, anxiety, and suicidal crisis during COVID-19 pandemic in Argentina: The impacts of quarantine extensions on mental health state.

This research is aimed to: analyze differences in mental health state (MHS) indicators (depression, state-anxiety, trait-anxiety, and suicidal risk), during three quarantine sub-periods (starting since the first quarantine extension); assess multiple relationships between each MHS indicator and potentially affecting factors. We used a cross-sectional design with a convenience sample including 1100 participants. Data were collected […]

High acceptability of rapid HIV self-testing among a diverse sample of MSM from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The objective of this study was to explore the acceptability of rapid HIV self-testing (RHST) among men who have sex with men (MSM). Methods During 2006–2009, a sample of 500 MSM was recruited through Respondent Driven Sampling for an HIV prevalence/incidence study. Attitude toward RHST was explored among HIV negative MSM. Data were weighted prior […]

Suicide and Latitude in Argentina: Durkheim Upside-down


Teenage Suicides Double as the Future Crumbles

After four years of recession, including the largest sovereign debt default in history & a sharp devaluation that has forced thousands of businesses to close, Argentina is in an economic crisis. Unemployment & cost of living are high. There is a rise in violent crime. More people are having panic attacks, stomach ulcers, & insomnia. […]

El Suicidio: Prevalencia y Caracteristicas en la Ciudad Debuenos Aires Durante el ano 1991. Consideraciones Medico-Legales

This Spanish-language manuscript describes the incidence of suicide in Buenos Aires during 1991. The rate of suicide for males was 16.50 per 100,000 population; for females the rate was 6.86 per 100,000. 123 of the 333 suicides occurred in March, April & May. The greatest percentage of male suicides occurred in the 56-60 age group; […]

The Suicide Assistance Center of Buenos Aires

This brief article describes the Buenos Aires Suicide Assistance Center, which is a 24-hour crisis telephone answering service. Volunteers & salaried staff are employed. (VM)

Cultural Factors in the Present Prevalence of Suicide Among Older Persons

This brief article discusses the rising suicide rate among the elderly in Buenos Aires. The author suggests many social factors which account for increases suicide among the aged, including rapid urbanization, the decline to the extended family, political & economic crises, accelerating social change, & a “tense generational struggle for survival”. (VM)

The Present State of Suicide Prevention: An International Survey – 1979

Presents a summary of replies received in response to an international survey as to the state of suicide prevention in 1979.

Suicide in Buenos Aires: Social and Cultural Influences (IN: Suicide in Different Cultures, ed. by N L Farberow)

Presents a comprehensive discussion of social & cultural aspects of suicide in Buenos Aires including historial transcultural processes in Argentina, historic evolution & causes of suicide, current suicide data, relationship between suicides & suicide attempts, substitutive forms of self-destructive behavior, alcoholism & drug addiction as correlative factors, attitudes & feelings toward suicidal behaviour, & treatment […]

The Attitude of Analysands Towards Suicide

The author comments on attitudes toward suicide in Argentina, citing the difficulty experienced by the therapist in overcoming the patient’s denial of the attempt, which reflects cultural attitudes toward self-destructive behavior. (NBB)