Year: 1994 Source: The Lancet, v.343, no.8911, (June 11, 1994), p.1504-1505 SIEC No: 19950941

In this letter to the editor, Wasserman & Varnik discuss suicide trends in the Baltic countries during 1967-1993 & how these trends can be divided into 3 periods in accordance with the sociopolitical situation. In the third period, 1991-1992, the social structure was changing from socialism to a market economy. The suicide rate for males rapidly increased, with the rate in 1993 being the highest of this century. (2 refs.)