Year: 2010 Source: Schizophrenia Research, v.116, no.1, (January 2010), p.1-8 SIEC No: 20100631

This study reports baseline & follow-up data from a naturalistic, prospective follow-up of 413 patients with first-episode psychosis treated at a specialist early psychosis centre. Follow-up data were available for 282 participants. Sixty-one made a suicide attempt over the follow-up period, including 12 suicides. The baseline risk factors increasing the risk of any suicide attempt were a history of self-harm, suicidal tendencies, being depressed for more than 50 percent of the initial psychotic episode, & hopelessness. A history of problem alcohol use increased the risk of multiple suicide attempts. (36 refs.) JA