Year: 1997 Source: New York, NY: The Guilford Press, 1997. p.202-236 SIEC No: 19980561

Current empirical literature on suicidal behaviour in schizophrenia is reviewed. Demographic, psychosocial, biological, course-of-illness related, & treatment-related factors associated with suicide & suicide attempts in this disorder are examined. Problems in the prediction of suicidal behaviour in schizophrenia are discussed. The chapter concludes with a brief discussion of the implications of contemporary research findings for suicide risk management in schizophrenia. (164 refs.)