Source: 8p. SIEC No: 19880545

Previous research indicated that suicidal schizophrenics have significantly more episodes of depression than non-suicidal schizophrenics. This study goes one step further by determining which depressive symptoms are more prevalent. Analysis reveals that suicidal schizophrenics differ on a number of phenomenological variables (e.g., pathological guilt, nervous tension, hopelessness) which could be used as indicators of an increased suicide risk. (GW)