This fall Lithuanian psychologists announced that Lithuanians commit suicide more often than anyone else in the European Union. Such statistics suggest that something is specifically wrong in Lithuania. In 2004, during a psychologists’ conference in Vilnius on the Lithuanian suicidal phenomena, Antoon Leenaars, a professor at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, said that the Soviet occupation’s terror is behind the record suicide rates in the Baltic states. The Lithuanians are a nation with post-traumatic stress disorder.The imported Russian vodka-drinking culture, whic...
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