Year: 2009 Source: BMC Psychiatry, v.9, article no.45, (July 2009), p.1-9 SIEC No: 20090932

The hypothesis examined in this study is that suicide in Hungary would be associated with both risk factors as identified in Western studies & experiences related to social & economic restructuring. Informants for 194 cases were interviewed in a controlled psychological autopsy study. Many demographic & clinical risk factors associated with suicide in other countries were also associated with suicide in Hungary. A number of variables reflecting experiences since economic restructuring were also associated with suicide. Just 20% of cases with evidence of depression at the time of death had received antidepressant treatment. (45 refs.)