Year: 2013 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.(2013).43(3):290Ð295.DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12015 SIEC No: 20130757

Jewish-Israelis of European origin with cancer have higher suicide rates relative to their counterparts in the general population. We investigated whether this effect results from the high proportion of Holocaust survivors among them, due to vulnerabilities arising from the earlier traumas they sustained. The study was based on all Jewish-European persons with cancer, 60 years and over, diagnosed in Israel between 1999 and 2007.

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