Year: 1993 Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, v.18, no.1, (January 1993), p.31-37 SIEC No: 19930491

Every 4th inpatient chart of patients in a schizophrenia clinic was randomly selected for analysis of substance use patterns & psychiatric hospitalizations. Patients were divided into 3 groups: a) cocaine & other substance use; b) substance use without cocaine; & c) no substance use. Cocaine-using schizophrenic patients demonstrated significantly higher rates of suicidal ideation after cocaine use compared with their own non-cocaine-associated hospitalizations or the other groups. (21 refs.)