Beyond the mental pain: A case-control study on the contribution of schizoid personality disorder symptoms to medically serious suicide attempts

Background Clinical and research findings have highlighted the role of interpersonal factors in suicidal behavior with high levels of intent and lethality. Schizoid personality disorder (SPD) is at the extreme end of interpersonal difficulties. Thus, we aimed to understand the contribution of SPD symptoms to suicide behavior and specifically to more lethal suicide attempts. Method Four groups were investigated (N = 338): medically […]

Suicide, schizophrenia, and schizoid-type psychosis: role of life events and childhood factors.

The first objective was to identify the provoking events of suicide in patients with schizophrenia or schizoid-type disorder, and to assess the humiliation component of these events. The second objective was to verify if quality of care during childhood is a vulnerability factor for suicide in patients with schizophrenia or schizoid-type psychosis. Thirty-three cases of […]

An Attempt at Self-Decapitation: Case Report

This article reports briefly on an unusual suicide attempt in which a schizophrenic male presented with self-inflicted neck wounds resulting in severe cervical injury with cerebrospinal fluid leak.

The End of Jim Morrison: A Schizoid Suicide – A Phenomenological Study in Object-Relations

Reviewing the circumstances surrounding pop singer Jim Morrison’s death, the authors believe that his death was a compelling instance of the schizoid-type suicide described by Harry Guntrip. The schizoid problem – the persistence of a weak infantile ego characterized by anxiety & fear & caused by inadequate mothering – lay deeper in the strata of […]