Year: 1982 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.141, (1982), p.586-589 SIEC No: 19841040

Four patients with severe drug resistant chronic schizophrenia all committed a dangerous act around the time of their discharge from hospital. Discharge from a long stay ward may be an important life event & might therefore be expected to be associated with some depression. Detection of depression among vulnerable schizophrenics may be important if suicide or other dangers are to be prevented.