Association of selected area-level indicators with suicide mortality in Slovenian municipalities

Background: With an average suicide rate of 20 per 100,000 in the last decade, Slovenia is above the EU average. There are considerable regional differences in suicide mortality within the country. Aim: We aimed to investigate the relationship between selected indicators at area level and the suicide rate in Slovenian municipalities. Method: Sociodemographic, socioeconomic, and (mental) health data in the […]

Suicide in Slovenia between 1997 and 2010: Characteristics, trends, and preventive activities.

Journal copy held in CSP Library.

Suicide among childhood cancer survivors in Slovenia.

Objective. Suicide is one of the causes of late mortality among childhoodcancer survivors. The aim of our study was to analyse the riskof suicide among childhood cancer survivors compared with that ofthe general population of Slovenia. Patients and methods. This retrospectivestudy included patients with childhood cancer registeredat the Cancer Registry of Slovenia between 1978-2008, with […]

Effects of Training Program on Recognition and Management of Depression and Suicide Risk Evaluation for Slovenian Primary-Care Physicians: Follow-Up Study

This study evaluated an educational program for primary care physicians on the recognition & treatment of depression & suicide prevention. The study was done in 3 neighbouring Slovenian regions with similar suicide rates & other health indicators. Approximately half of the physicians in 2 of the regions invited to participate in the educational program did […]

Years of Potential Life Lost and Valued Years of Potential Life Lost in Asesssing Premature Mortality in Slovenia

This study examined the causes of death that contribute most to premature mortality in Slovenia, classified premature mortality according to cause of death, age, & gender, & determined the age point before which premature mortality became a potential loss to the society. Potential economic losses were estimated by use of years of potential life lost […]

Suicide, Stress and Serotonin Receptor 1A Promoter Polymorphism -1019C>G in Slovenian Suicide Victims

This study analyzed promoter polymorphism -1019C>G in 323 suicide victims & 190 controls, all of Slovenian origin. Differences in the distributions of genotype & allele frequences were not statistically significant between suicide victims & controls, & the same was found for distributions according to gender & suicide method. For 62 suicide victims information about stressful […]

Suicidal Ideation and Behavior and Some Psychological Correlates in Physically Disabled Motor-Vehicle Accident Survivors

Suicide ideation & behavior, self-concept, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, & correlations among these traits was explored in a sample of 50 Slovenian individuals permanently disabled after a motor vehicle accident. Rehabilitating patients with spinal cord injury were characterized by low total self-concept, presence of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, & suicide ideation & behaviour. Posttraumatic stress […]

Association Study of Seven Polymorphisms in Four Serotonin Receptor Genes on Suicide Victims


Suicide Attempts Among Adolescents in Northeastern Slovenia: a 25 Year Report


Suicide Victims’ Last Contact With the Primary Care Physician: Report From Slovenia

This study investigated the date of the last appointment (& complaint) of suicide victims in the Skofja Loka region of Slovenia. The study period was 1993-2003. Each case was assigned the closest control in terms of age & gender. Medical death certificates served as a source of information on demographics & suicide methods. Personal medical […]

The Proposal for the Slovenian National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

This article discusses the incidence of suicide in Slovenia, its effects, and the need for a national strategy for suicide prevention.

Development of a Slovene National Program for Suicide Prevention

This article discusses the necessary steps in developing a national suicide prevention strategy for Slovenia. The first steps were taken in 1995 but it was not until 2003 that a formal proposal for a National Committee was made and accepted. (1 ref.)

Sense of Life

In this presentation, the speaker gives his opinions about the problem of the sense of life & the question of euthanasia. He discusses patients who want the therapist to tell them what he or she actually considers the sense of life, stating that this is a dilemma for the elderly & young alike.

Expert and lay Explanations of Suicidal Behaviour: Comparison of the General Population’s, Suicide Attempters’, General Practitioners’ and Psychiatrists’ Views

The aims of this study were to identify explanatory models of suicidal behaviour & to determine possible incompatabilities between lay (general public & suicide attempters) & expert (general practitioners & psychiatrists) views. Five explanatory models were identified: personality, sociological, medical, crisis, & genetic. Significant group differences on the explanatory models were found with lay people […]

Two Generations of Slovenian Suicidal Adolescent Inpatients


The Transformation of Suicide Fluctuation in Slovenia

Suicidal and Deliberate Self-harm Ideation Among Patients With Physical Illness: the Role of Coping Styles


Gender Differences in Suicide Attempters in Slovenia – WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Parasuicide

Published in “The Suicidal Process: Challenges for Treatment and Prevention”

Parasuicide in Ljubljana, Slovenia (WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Parasuicide).

Published in “The Suicidal Process: Challenges for Treatment and Prevention”

Long-Term Trends, Seasonality, Weekly Distribution, and Methods of Suicide in Slovenia: a Comparison Between the Younger and Older Population

The authors compared trends, seasonality, weekly distribution, & methods of youth suicide with suicide in the older population, based on data from all 7942 completed suicides in Slovenia between 1985 & 1997. They found that a significant interaction was demonstrated between the long-term trend & age, but not with sex. Suicide rates were estimated to […]

Correlation Between Suicide Rate and Antidepressant use in Slovenia

Major descriptors of Slovenian suicide statistics are presented for the 13-year period ending in 1997. The purpose of the present study was to discover whether the introduction of antidepressant therapy influenced the Slovenian suicide dynamic. Collected national data on the rate of suicide & seasonal dispersion of suicide were compared with the prescription rates of […]

Psychiatry in Slovenia

Apparent Higher Brain Weight in Suicide Victims: Possible Reasons

The authors examine increase brain weight in suicide victims, suggesting that it may be related to previously demonstrated increased amygdala blood flow & subsequent amygdala enlargement due to the increased processing of emotional information. (6 refs)