Suicidal behavior in patients with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.

  title={Suicidal behavior in patients with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.},
  author={E D Radomsky and Gretchen L Haas and J. John Mann and John A. Sweeney},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={156 10},
OBJECTIVE Patients with schizophrenia are known to be at high risk for suicide attempts and dying by suicide. However, little research has been conducted to determine whether the risk for suicidal behavior is elevated among patients with psychosis in general. METHOD This study evaluated 1-month and lifetime rates of suicidal behavior among 1,048 consecutively admitted psychiatric inpatients (ages 18 to 55 years) with DSM-III-R psychotic disorders. Demographic, clinical, and diagnostic… CONTINUE READING
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