Dark night cometh

The stresses Dr. Austin Mardon incurs during his misadventures in Antarctica and the USSR reach a boiling point, setting off a weekend-long psychotic bender that will change his life forever. Now, as a person with schizophrenia, Dr. Mardon must contend with having lost 50 IQ points, the fallout of his professional and personal life, and […]

Suicide attempts in Chinese Han patients with schizophrenia: Cognitive, demographic, and clinical variables

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the lifetime suicide attempt rate, clinical characteristics and cognitive function of Chinese patients with chronic schizophrenia who had attempted suicide. Methods: We collected data from 908 schizophrenia inpatients about suicide attempts through interviews with the patients and their families, as well as through medical records. All […]

Does compulsory admission prevent inpatient suicide among patients with schizophrenia? A nationwide cohort study in Taiwan

Objective The aim of this study was to analyze the risk of inpatient suicide in patients with schizophrenia during 2007–2013 and to determine putative risk factors. Methods We conducted a national population‐based cohort study of 2,038 psychiatric inpatients in their first compulsory admission, matched with 8,152 controls who were voluntary inpatients. Only patients with schizophrenia […]

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 Mortality in NSW: Clients of Mental Health Services

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