Symptoms, subtype, and suicidality in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
- Published Article
The American journal of psychiatry
- Publication Date
Feb 01, 1997
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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