Year: 1988 Source: Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1988. p.46-49 SIEC No: 19901905

This article attempts to explain Hungary’s high rate of suicide by analyzing the rate of mental disorders among suicide victims. The authors found, however, that the frequency of psychiatric disorders in the victims was in keeping with statistics from studies in other countries–30 to 70% for affective disorders & 93 to 100% for psychiatric illness. The data, therefore, does not give any explantion for the very high Hungarian suicide rates, but do underline the importance of mental health care.