Year: 1976 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.128, (1976), p.47-49 SIEC No: 19820559

Attempts to clarify the attitude of patients with paranoid psychosis or schizophrenia to hospital personnel & treatment in the 2 months before they committed suicide. The doctor & other involved personnel for 58 subjects & 40 controls independently answered questionnaires. Results indicate that the 2 months before suicide were characterized by indifferent or negative attitudes toward staff, more negative attitudes toward medication , & a cessation of requested support or attention. (24 refs.) RM