Year: 1991 Source: Crisis, v.12, no.1, (April 1991), p.34-47 SIEC No: 19910476

This study examined the suicide rates of psychiatric inpatients in 4 state mental hospitals in Germany from 1970 to 1984. The authors found a significant increase of hospital suicides at the end of the 70s, & the beginning of the 80s. A subgroup of schizophrenic inpatients – particularly male patients with the ICD-9 diagnosis for paranoid-schizophrenia – were found to have a significantly higher rate than other patients. Depressives also had a slightly higher rate. (VM)