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Which patients with schizophrenia are more likely to attempt suicide?

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People with schizophrenia who attempt suicide are more likely to:

Suicide is also more likely in someone who is:

  • Be a male under age 30
  • Have a higher IQ than average
  • Have been a high achiever as a teen and young adult
  • Hopeless
  • Socially isolated
  • Living in a hospital
  • In worsening health
  • Reeling from recent loss or rejection
  • Lacking support from other people
  • Having family stress or instability
  • Fearing their mental condition could worsen
  • Too dependent on treatment or has lost faith in it

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

Pompili, M.  , March 16, 2007. Annals of General Psychiatry

FamilyDoctor.org: "Schizophrenia."

Hawton, K.   2005. The British Journal of Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 16, 2020

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Schizophrenia."

Pompili, M.  , March 16, 2007. Annals of General Psychiatry

FamilyDoctor.org: "Schizophrenia."

Hawton, K.   2005. The British Journal of Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 16, 2020

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