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Suicide attempts in schizophrenia and affective disorders with relation to some specific demographical and clinical characteristics

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 April 2020


Daniel J. Müller
Affiliation:
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Neurogenetics Section, University of Toronto, 250 College Street, M5T 1R8Toronto, ON, Canada Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53105Bonn, Germany Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité Medecine Berlin, Campus Charité Mitte, Schumannstr. 20/21, 10117Berlin, Germany
Katrin Barkow
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53105Bonn, Germany
Svetlana Kovalenko
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53105Bonn, Germany Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Clinic Carl Gustav Carus, Technical University of Dresden, Fetscherstrasse 74, 01307Dresden
Stephanie Ohlraun
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53105Bonn, Germany Central Institute of Mental Health, J5, 68159 Mannheim, Germany
Heiner Fangerau
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53105Bonn, Germany Institute for the History of Medecine, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Universitätsstrasse 1, 40225Düsseldorf, Germany
Heike Kölsch
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53105Bonn, Germany
Matthias R. Lemke
Affiliation:
Mental State Hospital Rheinische Kliniken Bonn, Kaiser-Karl-Ring 5, 53111 Bonn, Germany
Tilo Held
Affiliation:
Mental State Hospital Rheinische Kliniken Bonn, Kaiser-Karl-Ring 5, 53111 Bonn, Germany Fliedner Clinic Berlin, Charlottenstraße 65, 10117Berlin-Mitte, Germany
Markus M. Nöthen
Affiliation:
Life & Brain Center, University of Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53105Bonn, Germany Institute of Human Genetics, University of Bonn, Wilhelmstr. 31, 53111Bonn, Germany
Wofgang Maier
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53105Bonn, Germany
Reinhard Heun
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53105Bonn, Germany
Marcella Rietschel
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Department of Psychiatry, University of Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53105Bonn, Germany Central Institute of Mental Health, J5, 68159 Mannheim, Germany
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Abstract

Demographical and clinical characteristics have been reported to modulate the risk for suicide. This study analysed demographical and clinical characteristics with respect to lifetime suicide attempts in 500 individuals affected with schizophrenic or affective disorders. Suicide attempts were associated with poor premorbid social adjustment, low age at onset, low scores on the “Global Assessment Scale” and childlessness in females.


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