Year: 1982 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.140, (February 1982), p.138-141 SIEC No: 19831784

3 of 39 first-admission schizophrenics committed suicide during the 10-15 year follow-up period of a retrospective, case-register based inquiry. Schizophrenic patients often talk about, and attempt, suicide. However, there is little reliable knowledge about the clinical characteristics of those who are likely to kill themselves.