Characterization of schizophrenic patients who commit suicide.

  title={Characterization of schizophrenic patients who commit suicide.},
  author={Alan Breier and Boris M. Astrachan},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={141 2},
Twenty schizophrenic patients who committed suicide were compared with a randomly selected group and a sex-matched group of nonsuicidal schizophrenic patients and with a group of nonschizophrenic patients who committed suicide. The schizophrenic patients who committed suicide were more often men, and tended to be young, never married, non-Protestant, and white. They failed to communicate their suicidal intent directly, used highly lethal suicide methods, and tended not to have undergone… CONTINUE READING

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