Year: 1987 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (20th: 1987: San Francisco), p.100-101 SIEC No: 19880765

In Slovenia, a republic of Yugloslavia, 132 persons over 65 ended their lives in 1984: twice the number for the total population. In 50 cases, a somatic disease was the motive & a review of 32 of the medical records showed that the majority suffered from vascular diseases. In this summary, the authors describe the study & their findings which included a relatively large number of hypertensives & discuss the possible role of certain personality traits related to hypertension in suicide. (GW)