Year: 1997 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (19th: 1997: Adelaide), p.340 SIEC No: 19980115

The objective of this study was to determine whether the rise in suicide rates in Vojvodina was influenced by events in the former Yugoslavia. Psychological autopsies were done for suicides committed in 1993, 1994 & the beginning of 1995. Results were compared to those of a similar study in 1980. Contrary to expectations, actual war experiences contributed little to the genesis of suicide. Socio-economic factors appear to be the most important in suicides in the post-war period.