JOURNAL ARTICLE

Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in recent-onset schizophrenia

A S Young, K H Nuechterlein, J Mintz, J Ventura, M Gitlin, R P Liberman
Schizophrenia Bulletin 1998, 24 (4): 629-34
9853794
The objective of this study was to predict suicidality in people with schizophrenia. Ninety-six patients with recent-onset schizophrenia were rated every 2 weeks for 1 year to examine (1) the temporal course of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts and (2) the extent to which anxiety, depression, and mild suicidal ideation were followed by significant suicidal ideation or a suicide attempt. The severity of suicidality changed rapidly. Low levels of suicidal ideation increased the risk for significant suicidal ideation or a suicide attempt during the subsequent 3 months. Depression was moderately correlated with concurrent suicidality, but not independently associated with future suicidality. Therefore, low levels of suicidal ideation may predict future suicidal ideation or behavior better than depressed mood in individuals with schizophrenia.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
9853794
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"