Suicide in Europe
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Suicide rates in Europe range from the very low to the highest in the world. For many years,
Hungary had the highest suicide rate in the world but, in recent years, the newly independent Baltic
States have risen to the top. Meanwhile, southern European nations, such as Greece and Spain, have
very low suicide rates. The present chapter briefly reviews some of the intriguing trends and findings
about suicide in Europe.
Suicide, north-south, physiological factors, alcohol, antidepressants, miscounting suicides.
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