Year: 2002 Source: Lancet, v.360, no.9349, (14 December 2002), p.1986-1987 SIEC No: 20030807

This letter comments on an article by Hjern which reported that intercountry adoptees in Sweden have a high risk of mental health problems, including suicidal behavior. The present author addresses the idea that geophysical factors may contribute to psychiatric problems in intercountry adoptees. (5 refs)