Assessment and treatment of suicide risk in schizophrenia.

@article{Pompili2008AssessmentAT,
  title={Assessment and treatment of suicide risk in schizophrenia.},
  author={Maurizio Pompili and David Lester and Marco Innamorati and Roberto Tatarelli and Paolo Girardi},
  journal={Expert review of neurotherapeutics},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={
          51-74
        }
}
Schizophrenic patients at risk of suicide are more likely to be young, male, white, never married, with post-psychotic depression, and a history of substance abuse and suicide attempts. Hopelessness, social isolation, awareness of illness and hospitalization are also related to suicide risk. Deteriorating health with a high level of premorbid functioning, recent loss or rejection, limited external support, family stress or instability are other features that have been reported in schizophrenic… CONTINUE READING

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