Patterns of self‐destructive behaviour in schizophrenia

@article{Nyman1986PatternsOS,
  title={Patterns of self‐destructive behaviour in schizophrenia},
  author={A K Nyman and H. Jonsson},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1986},
  volume={73}
}
  • A. Nyman, H. Jonsson
  • Published 1 March 1986
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
ABSTRACT Of 110 consecutive, young schizophrenic patients, 18 (16.4%) died during a follow‐up period of 14–17 years from first admission. Fifteen of them met with a sudden death. Definite suicide was proven in 10 cases (9%). Suicide was associated with chronicity in course, social dependency, and lowered efficiency. Some type of warning was present in all suicide cases. The frequency of suicide thoughts and attempts was high in the whole material. Suicide attempts were associated with… 
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