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Article: Suicide among Chinese schizophrenics in Hong Kong

TitleSuicide among Chinese schizophrenics in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date1989
PublisherRoyal College of Psychiatrists. The Journal's web site is located at http://bjp.rcpsych.org/
Citation
British Journal Of Psychiatry, 1989, v. 154 FEB., p. 243-246 How to Cite?
AbstractA descriptive study of suicides in 74 Chinese schizophrenic out-patients (43 male) is presented. The mean age at death was 31.3 years. The mean duration of illness was 8.5 years and 50 of the 74 died within ten years of onset of illness. Only five lived alone; 35 were openly employed and 20 were married at the time of death. Twenty had a history of depression, and 27 had attempted suicide previously. More females had been depressed or had attempted suicide than males. Over half were last admitted for reasons other than schizophrenic symptoms alone and ten died within one month of discharge. Eight of 71 patients followed up expressed suicidal ideas at the last psychiatric contact, but only 15 were symptomatic. Jumping was the commonest method used. Analytical studies are needed to identify risk factors in Chinese schizophrenics.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151480
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dc.contributor.authorCheng, KKen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, CMen_US
dc.contributor.authorLo, WHen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:23:47Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:23:47Z-
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal Of Psychiatry, 1989, v. 154 FEB., p. 243-246en_US
dc.identifier.issn0007-1250en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151480-
dc.description.abstractA descriptive study of suicides in 74 Chinese schizophrenic out-patients (43 male) is presented. The mean age at death was 31.3 years. The mean duration of illness was 8.5 years and 50 of the 74 died within ten years of onset of illness. Only five lived alone; 35 were openly employed and 20 were married at the time of death. Twenty had a history of depression, and 27 had attempted suicide previously. More females had been depressed or had attempted suicide than males. Over half were last admitted for reasons other than schizophrenic symptoms alone and ten died within one month of discharge. Eight of 71 patients followed up expressed suicidal ideas at the last psychiatric contact, but only 15 were symptomatic. Jumping was the commonest method used. Analytical studies are needed to identify risk factors in Chinese schizophrenics.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoyal College of Psychiatrists. The Journal's web site is located at http://bjp.rcpsych.org/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Psychiatryen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshChina - Ethnologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshSchizophrenia - Ethnologyen_US
dc.subject.meshSchizophrenic Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSuicide - Psychologyen_US
dc.titleSuicide among Chinese schizophrenics in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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