Attempted suicide in chronic schizophrenia

A. Roy, A. Mazonson, D. Pickar

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In a consecutive series of 127 chronic schizophrenics admitted to hospital, 70 (55.1 per cent) had attempted suicide. When compared with the chronic schizophrenics who had not attempted suicide, significantly more of the attempters had had a major depressive episode (45.7 per cent) and had received antidepressant medication (65.7 per cent). They also had histories of significantly more psychiatric admissions (a mean of 5.4 compared with 3.6). These findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-306
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)


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