Year: 2003 Source: Psychiatry Research, v.117, no. 2, (15 February 2003), p.113-125 SIEC No: 20030213

This article examined the demographic, syndrome course, symptom & early deviant behavior history of 109 Afrikaner probands & 109 American probands diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. Afrikaner participants with early fears/chronic sadness were 3 times more likely to attempt suicide, while among American participants, this form of early deviance only increased risk for later schizoaffective disorder, & sensory hallucinations. The authors conclude that these differing correlations indicate a distinct subtype of patients in the Afrikaner population. (21 refs) (SC)