Effects of Parliamentary Elections on Suicide Rates in Hungary.

  title={Effects of Parliamentary Elections on Suicide Rates in Hungary.},
  author={Tam{\'a}s Zonda and Zolt{\'a}n Kmetty and David Lester and M{\'o}nika Ditta T{\'o}th},
  volume={36 2},
Background: Phillips and Feldman reported a decline in suicides leading up to the American presidential elections, but Wasserman argued that elections had no impact on suicide. Aims: The present study explored the impact of elections on suicides in Hungary. Method: The study examined changes in the number of suicides in Hungary during the period 1990-2010 on the days of parliamentary elections, and in the weeks and months surrounding the elections. Results: There was no significant impact from… CONTINUE READING