ERIC Number: EJ460851
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Schizophrenia--A High-Risk Factor for Suicides: Clues to Risk Reduction.
Caldwell, Constance B.; Gottesman, Irving I.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v22 n4 p479-93 Win 1992
Notes that suicide is chief cause of premature death among schizophrenic persons, with lifetime incidence of suicide for patients with schizophrenia at 10-13% compared to general population estimate of 1%. Discusses salient risk factors for suicide in schizophrenics and types of especially vulnerable patients identified by research. Notes that statistical prediction of individual suicides has not proven effective. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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