Depression and Suicide

Antonio Ventriglio, Alessandro Gentile, Iris Bonfitto, Eleonora Stella, Massimo Mari, Luca Steardo, and Antonello Bellomo

Suicide is one of the leading causes of premature death among individuals with schizophrenia and psychotic spectrum disorders, and the rate of attempted suicide in these patients is also high. The most relevant risk factors for suicide in FEP are age of onset of psychotic symptoms, DUP, demographic characteristics, psychopathology, trauma, and insight.