Psychotic Symptoms Linked to Suicide Risk in Adolescents

Psychotic symptoms are a striking marker of suicide danger in adolescents, especially in those adolescents who demonstrate other types of psychiatric pathology as well. So reports a team of European researchers in JAMA Psychiatry.

“While we knew that people with psychotic disorders are at high risk of suicidal behavior, we did not know that there was such a strong relationship between psychotic experiences (which are much more common than psychotic disorders) and suicidal behavior in the population.”

–Psychiatric News Alert

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