Year: 2002 Source: Perceptual and Motor Skills, v.94, (2002), p.1071-1078 SIEC No: 20041179

Data from suicide by hanging in Timis County of Romania show both a nondecrease in seasonality of suicide for the current transitional period (1990-1998), relative to the last decade of the Communist regime (1980-1989), & shifts in location for suicide peak & trough months. The authors hypothesize that recent international decreases in the seasonality of suicide might not generalize to societies in transition, & suggest direction for future research. (34 refs)