Current Research on Suicide and Parasuicide: Selected Proceedings of the Second European Symposium on Suicidal Behaviour, Edinburgh, June 1988

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ive episodes (42 per cent), followed by those with melancholic (25 per cent), schizomanic-depressive (21 per cent), and schizophrenic episodes (17 per cent). Significantly more acoustic hallucinations, mood-congruent delusions and first-rank symptoms were recorded amongst patients with suicidal episodes.

Marital status and occupational status at the time of the episode seem to be important to a certain degree: being married and being a housewife seems to increase the risk of suicidal behaviour. Further investigations on the importance of such factors as sex, marital status, occupational status, and type of episode are currently being carried out.

There was no difference between suicidal and non-suicidal episodes regarding age of the patient at the time of the episode, the presence or absence of residual symptoms, and whether it was the first episode or a later episode in the course of the illness. In nearly every second episode an attempted suicide was recorded, mostly with so-called 'soft' methods such as intoxication with pills.


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