Suicide and Schizophrenia (IN: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Suicide Assessment and Intervention, edited by D G Jacobs)
Tsuang M T~~Fleming J A~~Simpson J C
This document explores the relationship between schizophrenia and suicide. Topics include risk evaluation, schizophrenia/suicide demographics, recent studies on schizophrenia, genetic significance of schizophrenia, and the clinical implications of assessing suicidal behaviours in the schizophrenic patient. Clinicians report that 75 to 90 percent of suicidal schizophrenics are male, and those with higher levels of education are more at risk to engage in self harming / suicidal behaviours.