Year: 1999 Source: Psychiatric Services, v.50, no.1, (January 1999), p.116-117 SIEC No: 20000286

This letter to the editor raises a number of questions about a study by Reid et al in 1998. This study suggested that clozapine might have a protective effect against suicide for patients with schizophrenia. Serynak & his colleagues believe that few conclusions should be drawn from the data as it is presented. They say that the Reid study does illustrates the need for more definitive research. A reply from Reid & his associates follows.