Year: 2004 Source: Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita, v.40, no.4, (2004), p.463-473 SIEC No: 20052022

Suicide is a major cause of death among patients with schizophrenia & follow-up studies has estimated that 10-13% of these patients die by suicide. Risk factors have been identified for suicide in patients with schizophrenia, which are of great value for prediction & prevention of self-inflicted death. By focusing on a number of issues that are of importance, understanding and prevention of suicide in these patients can be more readily offered. (LC) (108 refs)