Year: 1986 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.149, (1986), p.784-787 SIEC No: 19880456

Schizophrenics who completed suicide were compared with those who made attempts, on the basis of hospital records & follow-up interviews with clinicians. Completers, unlike attempters, tended to live alone, & felt more depressed, hopeless, worthless, & suicidal. Results indicate that in evaluating suicidal potential among schizophrenics, living situation & mental state changes indicating depression, intent, worthlessness, & hopelessness are more important than a history of suicide. (RM)