Year: 2016 Source: Australasian Psychiatry. (2016). DOI: 10.1177/1039856216646232 SIEC No: 20160584

We aim to describe the burden associated with smoking as a risk factor for suicidal behaviors among patients with psychosis.

Smoking contributed to 21% of the suicidal behaviors in this sample; together, the seven factors contributed to 86% of all attempted suicide in this cohort.

Smoking may exert a role either directly or indirectly. Evidence indicates that smoking is associated with psychological, biochemical and neurobiological changes that are in turn implicated in smoking. Suicidal behaviors are nevertheless complex behaviors needing multi-faceted approach.

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