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SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND BEHAVIOURS AND THEIR COMORBIDITY WITH PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS AMONG PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA HOSPITALIZED AT LONG TERM WARD

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Uniwersytet SWPS
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Warszawski Uniwersytet Medyczny
Studia Psychologiczne 2018;1(56):21–31
Publish date: 2018-06-05
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ABSTRACT
Objectives: Schizophrenia is related with one of the highest risk of suicide, studies indicate that lifetime suicide risk in schizophrenia varies from 5% - 10%. The aim of the work was to establish the relationship between psycho- pathological symptoms, and the risk of committing suicide, in the group of schizophrenia patients hospitalized at long term care facility. Material and methods: Study was conducted on total of n = 52 patients with schizophrenia hospitalized at long term psychiatric ward in Poland. The risk of suicide was measured using diagnostic module of M.I.N.I neuropsychiatric in- terview, psychopathological symptoms was determined by SCL27 PLUS questionnaire. Severity of depressive symptoms, agoraphobia and social phobia was significantly (p < 0.05), different depending on the risk level of committing suicide, and significantly (p < 0.05) higher in patients with a suicidal attempt in the interview. In addition, severity of all psychopathological symptoms was related to current suicidal thoughts occurring in patients. Results: Our results indicate a significant relationship between the severities of psychopathological symptoms with the risk of committing suicide, providing a proof of necessity to control psychopathological symptoms among group of patients with schizophrenia.
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