This study analyzed meteorological conditions at the time of attempted or completed suicides & examined the possible link between the changes of meteorological factors & the frequency of suicidal behaviour in the Mostar region, Bosnia. Results showed meteorological factors of the days with suicidal behaviour were similar to the day prior, but there was a […]
This study examined trends in the number of suicides in 4 municipalities of West-Herzegovina Canton from 1984 through 2008. There were 134 suicides. Before the war (1984-1991) there were 33 suicides & 15 suicides during the war (1992-1995). Most victims were male & suicides were more frequent in the 20-29 & 60+ age groups. The […]
Presentation made at “Suicide: Interplay of Genes and Environment”, an international meeting held May 10-12, 2000 at Ljubljana, Slovenia.
This Editorial notes that minimising the impact & managing the psychological aftermath of repeated severe traumatic stress are matters of concern to the military & civilians. It describes circumstances of providing psychiatric support to British servicemen serving with the United Nations in Bosnia & notes the conflict provides an opportunity to study the natural course […]
This Editorial compares the type of conflict & troops involved in previous wars & considers Bosnia a “bad” war from a psychiatric viewpoint. Much of the pathology will be hidden, may not present until later, & for some may be a life-long hidden morbidity. Equating war with post-traumatic stress disorder is an oversimplification. This literature […]
During the summer of 1993 UNICEF conducted a survey of 1,505 children in Sarajevo. The survey identified children at risk of war trauma, & precisely described prevalent trauma reactions among these children. This report is a summary of those findings. Among other results, the survey indicated that 22.5% of the children said that they frequently […]