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dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diegoen_US
dc.contributor.authorKlieve, Helenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:34:02Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:34:02Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2010-09-08T04:56:28Z
dc.identifier.issn17524458en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1752-4458-1-6en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17392
dc.description.abstractBackground: Suicide in mentally ill subjects, like schizophrenics, remains unbearably frequent in Australia and elsewhere. Since these patients are known to constitute a high-risk group, suicide in them should be amongst the most preventable ones. The objective of this study is to investigate the frequency of suicide communication in subjects with reported history of schizophrenia who completed suicide. Method: The Queensland Suicide Register (QSR) was utilised to identify suicide cases. Frequency of suicide communication was examined in subjects with schizophrenia, and compared with persons with other psychiatric conditions and with subjects with no reported diagnosis. Sociodemographic variables, history of suicidal behaviour, pharmacological treatment and mental health service utilisation were also compared among the three groups. Results and discussion: Subjects with a reported diagnosis of schizophrenia comprised 7.2% (n = 135) of the 1,863 suicides included in this study. Subjects with schizophrenia and those with other psychiatric disorders communicated their suicide intent more frequently than those with no psychiatric diagnosis, and persons with schizophrenia communicated their intent more than those with other psychiatric diagnoses. Seventy one per cent of schizophrenia subjects had contact with a mental health professional within the three months prior to suicide. Conclusion: The fact that subjects with schizophrenia had the highest prevalence of suicide intent communication could offer concrete opportunities for suicide prevention.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_US
dc.publisher.placeLondonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto14en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Mental Health Systemsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume1en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode329999en_US
dc.titleCommunication of suicide intent by schizophrenic subjects: data from the Queensland Suicide Registeren_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Preventionen_US
gro.description.notepublicPage numbers are not for citation purposes. Instead, this article has the unique article number of 6.en_AU
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2007 De Leo et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_AU
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