Suicidality in first episode psychosis.

  title={Suicidality in first episode psychosis.},
  author={Mary Clarke and Peter F Whitty and Stephen Browne and Orfhlaith Mc Tigue and Anthony L Kinsella and John L Waddington and Conall Larkin and Eadbhard O'Callaghan},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  volume={86 1-3},
Many studies have confirmed that the risk of suicide is high in the period after first presentation. There is relatively little information about the risk of suicide using illness onset as the starting point. We assessed suicidality in a cohort of 166 individuals from an urban catchment area during the period of untreated psychosis and at 4 year follow up. Nearly 10% of individuals attempted suicide prior to presentation. Four years later 18% had made a suicide attempt and 3% completed suicide… CONTINUE READING

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