Year: 2007 Source: Annals of General Psychiatry, v.6, (March 16, 2007), p.10-31 SIEC No: 20070260

This review paper is the result of a joint effort of reseachers in the field of suicide in individuals with schizophrenia. Each expert provides a brief essay on one aspect of this subject. Risk factors, suicide attempts, insight & suicide risk, depression & hopelessness, symptoms & subtypes, positive & negative symptoms as risk factors, time trends in risk, & medical staff & suicide risk are some of the topics discussed. The paper concludes with some preventive measures & goals for the future. (256 refs.)