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Suicide in schizophrenia – how can research influence training and clinical practice?

  • Vanessa Raymont (a1)
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Suicide has consistently been the most common cause of premature death in schizophrenia. A large 5-year World Health Organization study consisting of the follow-up of 1056 patients exhibiting psychotic symptoms found the most common cause of death in those with schizophrenia was suicide (Sartorius et al, 1986). In their review of the subject Caldwell and Gottesman (1990) found that 9–13% of patients with schizophrenia eventually commit suicide. At least 20–40% make suicide attempts (Meltzer & Fatemi, 1995) and 1–2% go on to complete in their attempt within the next 12 months (Meltzer & Okayli 1995). Therefore, suicide in schizophrenia has long been a major area of concern and research efforts.

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