Year: 1990 Source: JAMA, v.264, no.11, (September 19, 1990), p.1389 SIEC No: 19910267

This letter to the editor describes a longitudinal study which concluded that early testing which found self-reported distress among young male patients with schizophrenia was a powerful predictor of suicide. Interviewer-rated measures & later self assesments did not have as high a predictive value.(VM)