Suicide attempts of schizophrenia patients: a case-controlled study in tertiary care.

@article{Barak2008SuicideAO,
  title={Suicide attempts of schizophrenia patients: a case-controlled study in tertiary care.},
  author={Yoram Barak and Yehuda Baruch and Anat Achiron and Dov Aizenberg},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={822-6}
}
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia is one of the disorders in which suicide attempts and death by suicide are pronounced. However, there is paucity of data regarding suicide attempts by schizophrenia patients. The aim of the present study was to characterize a large sample of schizophrenia patients in tertiary care who had attempted suicide. METHOD Over a 15-year period all computerized records of admissions of adult schizophrenia patients were examined. Patients who had attempted suicide were defined… CONTINUE READING

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