Year: 2002 Source: New York: Marcel Dekker, 2002. p.1-27 SIEC No: 20030246

This chapter suggests several ways to communicate with people with schizophrenia during treatment. 5 vignettes of interviews with schizophrenic patients are presented. A discussion of relaxing & addressing ambivalent patients is included. Questions for assessing suicidal risk in schizophrenic patients are suggested. Frequency, duration, & responses to suicidal thoughts are identified as important factors in assessing suicidal risk. (5 refs) (SC)