Year: 2003 Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, v.24, no.1, (January/February 2003), p.27-43 SIEC No: 20041490

This paper presents an overview of recent evidence on general & specific risk factors for suicide in patients with schizophrenia. The authors highlight the significant factors contributing to the likelihood of suicide in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. The implications of the findings in terms of prevention & treatment are discussed. (54 refs)