Year: 1984 Source: Psychotherapy, v.21, no.3, (Fall 1984), p.377-381 SIEC No: 19870136

The dynamics of compulsive schizophrenic suicidal intent are considered in relation to helplessness & victimization; persecutory annihilation anxieties; & compliance with & escape from fantasies of annihilation. It has been hypothesized that annihilation anxiety in schizophrenia is related to early traumatic interpersonal experiences & patterns of relationship that are internalized in the formation of pathological models of the world, the self, & others. Treament is discussed. (42 REF).