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Symptoms, subtype, and suicidality in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

Authors
  • Fenton, W S
  • McGlashan, T H
  • Victor, B J
  • Blyler, C R
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of psychiatry
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1997
Volume
154
Issue
2
Pages
199–204
Identifiers
PMID: 9016268
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The impact of positive and negative symptoms on suicide risk has not been reported. These findings suggest that prominent negative symptoms, such as diminished drive, blunted affect, and social and emotional withdrawal, counter the emergence of suicidality in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders and that the deficit syndrome defines a group at relatively low risk for suicide. Prominent suspiciousness in the absence of negative symptoms defines a relatively high-risk group.

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