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BMC Psychiatry. 2012 Jul 19;12:83. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-12-83.

Risk factors for suicide behaviors in the observational schizophrenia outpatient health outcomes (SOHO) study.

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Italian Foundation for the study of Schizophrenia, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

To identify risk factors for suicide using data from a large, 3-year, multinational follow-up study of schizophrenia (SOHO study).

METHODS:

Baseline characteristics of 8,871 adult patients with schizophrenia were included in a logistic regression post-hoc analysis comparing patients who attempted and/or committed suicide during the study with those who did not.

RESULTS:

384 (4.3%) patients attempted or committed suicide. Completed suicides were 27 (0.3%). The significant risk factors for suicide behaviors were previous suicidality, depressive symptoms, prolactin-related adverse events, male gender and history of hospitalization for schizophrenia.

CONCLUSIONS:

In view of the observational design of the study and the post-hoc nature of the analysis, the identified risk factors should be confirmed by ad-hoc specifically designed studies.

PMID:
22812421
PMCID:
PMC3413583
DOI:
10.1186/1471-244X-12-83
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