Impact of clozapine on completed suicide.

@article{Sernyak2001ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of clozapine on completed suicide.},
  author={Michael Joseph Sernyak and Rani A. Desai and Marilyn Stolar and Robert Rosenheck},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={158 6},
  pages={
          931-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Clozapine has been found to be superior to typical neuroleptics in ameliorating the symptoms of refractory schizophrenia. This study evaluated clozapine's effect on the rate of death due to suicide. METHOD All patients over a 4-year period who initiated treatment with clozapine while hospitalized within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system (N=1,415) were matched with a schizophrenic control group (N=2,830) by propensity scoring-a widely accepted statistical method that has… CONTINUE READING
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