Year: 1999 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.156, no.10, (October 1999), p.1590-1595 SIEC No: 19990820

This study evaluated 1-month & lifetime rates of suicidal behaviour among 1,048 consecutively admitted psychiatric inpatients (ages 18-55) with psychotic disorders. A high rate of suicidal behaviors was found in the group. The highest 1-month & lifetime rates were found in patients with schizoaffective disorder & major depression with psychotic features. Ratings of the medical dangerousness of the most recent suicide attempt were higher in patients with schizophrenia spectrum psychoses.