Year: 2002 Source: Anthropology of East Europe Review, v.20, no.1, (2002), 11p. SIEC No: 20100431

The author evaluated suicide in Hungary & Belarus based on informants’ or consultants’ comments, evaluation, & opinions. The author suggests suicide can be explained by political, economic, & psychological factors. He also suggests Bateson’s (1972) double bind theory might help to understand why some suicides might occur in socialist & post-socialist countries at a higher rate. (13 refs.)