Suicide in Schizophrenia

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Why an entire volume on suicide in schizophrenia? It would appear that international literature already provides enough information in this field. Also, the daily growing number of papers on suicide among schizophrenic are certainly a more updated source of information may contribute to the reduction of deaths by suicide among these patients. Yet, as in the case of suicide as a whole, this progress of knowledge does not match with reduction of suicide rates, let alone reduction of suicide rates among people with schizophrenia. Maybe a summary, an overview that cannot be achieved with a simple Medline search may help those who are involved and those who should be involved in the prevention of self-killing of schizophrenic patients. This book, therefore, reports essays of some of the opinion leaders in the field with the aim to shed light to such overwhelming phenomenon.
 

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Contents

Suicide Risk in Schizophrenia An Overview
1
Suicide Mortality in Schizophrenics
19
Symptoms Subtype and Suicidally in Patients with Schizophrenia
31
Positive and Negative Symptoms and Global Functioning as Risk Factors for Later Suicidal Activity among Patients with Schizophrenia
49
Hospital Admission and Suicide in Schizophrenia
61
Suicide Attempts and Completed Suicides among Schizophrenia Patients
77
MedicalLegal Aspects of Treating Suicidal Schizophrenic Patients
83
Depression and Suicidal Behavior in Schizophrenia
99
Suicide among Schizophrenic Adolescents in the Long Term of Illness
215
Changes in Hospitalization and Suicide Rates in Schizophrenia
225
Recognition of Suicide Risk in Schizophrenia by Treatment Professionals
239
Management of Suicidal Schizophrenic Patients in a Psychiatric Emergency Unit
259
Pharmacological Management of Suicide Risk in Schizophrenia
275
Schizophrenia Suicide and the Role of the Serotonergic System
303
Psychosocial Intervention for Reducing Suicide Risk in Schizophrenia
321
Stigma and Suicide Risk
329

Command Hallucinations and Suicide Risk
113
Awareness of Illness and the Risk of Suicide in Schizophrenia
133
Hopelessness and Suicide in Schizophrenia
147
Suicide Risk in Substance Abusers with Schizophrenia
157
Suicidally in Schizoaffective Disorder
175
A Discourse for Hope On Defenses against Suicide in People with Schizophrenia
189
An Effort to Conceptualize Psychache
337
Medical Staff and Suicide Risk in Schizophrenia
341
List of Contributors
353
Index
359
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