In a consecutive series of 127 chronic schizophrenics admitted to hospital, 70 had attempted suicide. When compared with the chronic schizophrenics who had not attempted suicide, significantly more of the attempters had had a major depressive episode (45.7%) & had received antidepressnat medication (65.7%). They also had histories of significantly more psychiatric admissions (a mean of 5.4 compared with 3.6). These findings are discussed. 10 Ref.