Year: 2006 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.36, no.1, (February 2006), p.35-43 SIEC No: 20060802

This study investigated the role of cognitive dysfunction, diagnosis, & alcoholism as risk factors for suicidal behaviour among individuals with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders. Subjects received cognitive tests & medical records were reviewed for evidence of a history of suicide attempts or suicidal ideation. Discriminant analysis was used to distinguish those with versus those without suicidal behaviour. An association was found between suicidal behaviour & the diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder. (20 refs)