Year: 1979 Source: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, v.8, no. 3, (July 1979), p. 287-289 SIEC No: 19870668

This is the only prospective study of suicides in Singapore. Out of a total of 1,873 patients registered & treated in a psychiatric practice from years 1968-1976, 25 patients were found to have committed suicide. Of these, 14 were found to suffer from schizophrenia & 11 from depression. The suicide risk of all the patients under different categories were noted & where possible calculated. It was found that a schizophrenic patient who has attempted suicide carries the highest suicide risk.