Year: 1986 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.73, no.3, (March 1986), p.252-262 SIEC No: 19870639

Of 110 schizophrenic patients, 18 died during a follow-up period of 14-17 years from first admission. Suicide was proven in 10 cases & was associated with chronicity in course, social dependency, & lowered efficiency. Suicide attempts were associated with protracted non-regressive symptomatology, readmission to hospital, social intervention, & female sex. Implications are discussed. 55 Refs. (LH)