Year: 2015 Source: Schizophrenia Research.(2010).116(2Ð3):210Ð216.doi:10.1016/j.schres.2009.11.005 SIEC No: 20150298

The current study examined the association of premorbid functioning and suicide attempts in a county-wide cohort of first-admission inpatients. Poorer premorbid functioning was significantly associated with increased likelihood of a suicide attempt prior to first psychiatric hospital admission. Specifically, 33.0% of participants with poor/declining premorbid functioning had a history of suicide attempts compared to 23.5% with good premorbid functioning. Among participants with a prior attempt (n = 126), poor premorbid functioning was significantly associated with an increased likelihood of additional attempts during the four years after first hospitalization.

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