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dc.contributor.authorVarnik, Airien_US
dc.contributor.authorSisask, Merikeen_US
dc.contributor.authorKolves, Kairien_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:46:19Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:46:19Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-10-28T07:03:12Z
dc.identifier.issn02358026en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30805
dc.description.abstractThe present survey gives a brief overview of the studies conducted at the Estonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute (ERSI) during the 15 years of its existence. Epidemiological studies with a sociological approach have found that fluctuations in suicide rates in Estonia and in other former Soviet republics coincide with socio-political and economic events, middle-aged men being the most vulnerable group. During the Gorbachev massive anti-alcohol campaign, decreased alcohol consumption per capita correlated with declining suicide rate. Examination of blood alcohol concentrations at individual level showed the importance of alcohol availability: intoxicated suicides accounted for the sharp decrease, while 'sober' suicides remained stable. Besides alcohol consumption as a suicide risk factor, other contributing factors at individual level, e.g. migration and life events prior to suicide, have been investigated. Several studies have focused on possible suicide preventive measures like training of physicians in early detection and treatment of depression, access to suicide methods, public awareness of suicidality, and media portrayal of suicidal behaviour. Attempted suicide and development of the suicidal process have been the main focus of the WHO worldwide and of cross-cultural studies in Europe. Attempted suicides were more likely to be female and young and the main method of attempting suicide was self-poisoning; implications for psycho-social interventions have been highlighted. Gradually, the research has expanded to cover mental health in general, introducing recently the European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD) fourlevel intervention model and the factors associated with suicidal ideation and depressive feelings in schoolchildren. The compendium consists of 26 articles in the ISI Web of Science and in Current Content cited journals, 7 articles in internationally peer-reviewed journals and 9 chapters in internationally recognized publishers' books. There are also lists of 12 articles and chapters accepted by or submitted to the abovementioned journals and books, as well as 17 articles or chapters in Estonian or other languages.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEstonianen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherEesti Arstide Liiten_US
dc.publisher.placeEstoniaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.arstideliit.eeen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom535en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto539en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue7en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEesti Arsten_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume87en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMulti-Disciplinaryen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode999999en_US
dc.title15 aastat teadusuuringuid Eesti-Rootsi Vaimse Tervise ja Suitsidoloogia Instituudis: ulevaade tulemustesten_US
dc.title.alternative15 years of research at the Estonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute: overview of resultsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 Eesti Arstide Liit. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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