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What has happened to suicides during the Greek economic crisis? Findings from an ecological study of suicides and their determinants (2003–2012)
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    Correlation does not equal causality; selective presentation of the literature is beyond doubt

    The reply by Rachiotis et al is disappointing. The main issue I raised was on the very selective presentation of the literature, in which the authors do not really respond. The second issue is the causality question.

    As I had extensively stated in my response, our previous reports disputed a rise in suicides in Greece before 2010 and clearly reported this increase after 2010 [1-5]. I do not really follow the ar...

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    Radical austerity and unemployment are associated with increased suicide mortality in Greece.
    • George Rachiotis
    • Other Contributors:
      • David Stuckler, Martin Mc Kee, Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    Radical austerity and unemployment are associated with increased suicide mortality in Greece. George Rachiotis1, David Stuckler2,3 Martin McKee34, Christos Hadjichristodoulou1. 1.Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, School of Health Science, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece 2.Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK 3.European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School o...
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    Reply to Rachiotis et al: Increased unemployment might not be the cause of the world wide rise in suicide rates

    Recently a paper by Rachiotis et al [1] suggested that suicide rates in Greece rose after 2010 and that unemployment is the crucial etiologic factor.

    A number of significant comments are important concerning the above. The selectivity of the literature these authors review is impressive, especially concerning the literature on the suicidal rates of Greece. First of all, these results are by no means new. It ha...

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    Financial crisis and suicide mortality in Greece: do we need more evidence to be convinced?

    Dimitrios Anyfantakis 1, Adelais Markaki 2, Emmanouil K Symvoulakis 3

    1 Primary Health Care Centre of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, Greece 2 Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece. 3 Private Family Practice Unit in Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

    The study performed by Rachiotis et al. [1] reporting on the impact of financial crisis on suicide rates in Greece was b...

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    Article titles should be factual not rhetorical questions

    It would have been better if the article titled 'What has happened to suicides during the Greek economic crisis?' had been titled 'Suicide rate increases in Greece during economic crisis'. BMJ Open is a scientific journal not a collection of mystery stories.

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