Tryptophan hydroxylase 1 variant rs1800532 is associated with suicide attempt in Serbian psychiatric patients but does not moderate the effect of recent stressful life events.

Tryptophan hydroxylase 1 (TPH1) gene, coding for serotonin synthesizing enzyme, and recent stressful life events (SLEs) have been commonly associated with suicidal behavior. TPH1 has been also hypothesized to be involved in stress–response mechanisms. The aim of this study was to assess TPH1 variant rs1800532 and its possible interaction with recent SLEs as risk factors […]

Suicide in the Elderly 60 Years of age and Over in the South-East Part of Serbia

A toal of 453 suicides were registered in southeastern Serbia during 1995-2001. Of these, 295 occurred among people over the age of 60 years. Generally, linear trends of suicide among both genders decreased, but the slope of decreasing was greater among males. The linear trends in rates had a statistically important correlation with time. There […]

Suicidal Ideation, Post-Traumatic Stress and Suicide Statistics in Kosovo

This study, based on a representative sample of 1161 subjects in Kosovo, assessed war related experiences & posttraumatic stress disorder symptomatology. Irrespective of age, gender, or education, subjects in rural areas had high suicide ideation scores. Unemployment & high posttraumatic stress disorder scores were associated with suicide ideation scores. It is concluded suicide ideation, linked […]

Suicide Prevalence in Kosova for the Period 2007-2008

This survey analyzed suicide in Kosova for the period 2000-2008, focusing on 2007-2008. For the year 2000, there was an increase of 122 percent in suicide cases compared to 1983. After 2005, a slight decrease in suicides was noted. Suicides were significantly more prevalent in males than females in both 2007 & 2008. Most suicides […]