Year: 1989 Source: Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1989. p.67-77 SIEC No: 19900592

This study examines variables which discriminate between schizophrenics who commit suicide in hospital & those who do not. The authors found that the typical suicide patient is usually a fairly young man, who has often been admitted to psychiatric hospitals. There is only a short interval between the last discharge & index admission. The patient has usually received subduing low-potency neuroleptics; & often has been given electric convulsive therapy at some point. (VM)