Journal article

Characteristics of suicide attempts in young people undergoing treatment for first episode psychosis

Izabela E Fedyszyn, Meredith G Harris, Jo Robinson, Jane Edwards, Susan J Paxton

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2011

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Understanding the characteristics of suicide attempts in people undergoing treatment for first episode psychosis (FEP) may have implications for risk management at a service level and local suicide prevention strategies. Although studies have focused on identifying individual-level risk factors for suicide attempts in this patient group, none have yet conducted an in-depth profile of suicide attempts. The aim of the present study was to examine the characteristics of suicide attempts in young people during the initial 18 months of treatment for FEP. METHOD: A retrospective medical record audit study of a cohort of patients accepted for treatment at a specialist FEP service betwee..

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