Year: 1988 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.77, no.4, (April 1988), p.488-490 SIEC No: 19880951

A survey of non-hospitalized schizophrenics was conducted to test the hypothesis that schizophrenics who had attempted suicide are phenomenologically & demographically different from the ones that do not. On comparison, it emerged that the former had significantly higher incidence of psychiatric morbidity in the family, were on the whole younger & had a much larger number of Present State Examination depressive symptoms. (8 refs.)