Suicidality in schizophrenia: Implications for the counseling profession
Journal/Book: J Couns Develop. 2000; 78: 5999 Stevenson Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304-3300, USA. Amer Counseling Assoc. 496-499.
Abstract: Schizophrenia is a common mental disorder treated by many counseling professionals, and it is associated with a high rate of early mortality. The most common reason for early mortality in schizophrenia is suicide. To date, the most recent comprehensive study on correlates of suicidality among clients with schizophrenia is titled ''Suicidal Behavior in Schizophrenia: Characteristics of individuals Who Had and Had Not Attempted Suicide''(J. M. Harkavy-Friedman et al., 1999). It is the purpose of this Trends article to review this study and discuss its implications for counselors.
Note: Article Schwartz RC, Univ Akron, Dept Counseling & Special Educ, 127 Carroll Hall, Akron,OH 44325 USA