Year: 1997 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (19th: 1997: Adelaide), p.383 SIEC No: 19980201

This poster discussed a study which explored the importance of existential ambiental factors in suicide determination compared with pathological psychiatric factors. Studies were conducted with relatives of Romanian suicide victims. 386 cases of familial violence during 1992-1995 were also studied. Pathological risk factors were found in 14.4% of cases. In the remainder of cases, the reason for suicide was an existential psychological crisis causing reactive depressions.