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Differences between subjective experiences and observed behaviors in near-fatal suicide attempters with untreated schizophrenia: a qualitative pilot study

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of General Psychiatry, April 2015
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Title
Differences between subjective experiences and observed behaviors in near-fatal suicide attempters with untreated schizophrenia: a qualitative pilot study
Published in
Annals of General Psychiatry, April 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12991-015-0055-1
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Taiju Yamaguchi, Chiyo Fujii, Takahiro Nemoto, Naohisa Tsujino, Kiyoaki Takeshi, Masafumi Mizuno

Abstract

In cases of untreated schizophrenia, the patients' entourage often does not recognize the psychotic symptoms of the patient and the possibility that the patient may attempt suicide. The aim of this study was to investigate the discrepancies between the subjective experiences and observed behaviors in near-fatal suicide attempters with untreated schizophrenia. A semi-structured interview was carried out with seven near-fatal suicide attempters with untreated schizophrenia to examine the subjective experiences at the time of the suicide attempt. The families of the patients were also interviewed to determine their recognition of the patients' psychotic symptoms and the suicidal ideation. The interview data were analyzed qualitatively. Six subjects were undergoing exacerbation of the psychotic symptoms at the time of exhibiting the suicide-related ideation. One subject had been in a prolonged depressive state before attempting suicide. Although all the patients experienced severe distress due to psychotic symptoms and depressive mood, they all exhibited only low level or no help-seeking behavior, and six of seven families had not recognized the change in the patient's mental condition. Appropriate information about schizophrenia should be provided to the general public so that any help-seeking by the patients with this disease is not overlooked. In addition, accessible early intervention services for psychosis should be established.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 46 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 15%
Researcher 7 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Student > Postgraduate 3 7%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 10 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 17 37%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 15%
Social Sciences 4 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 14 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 July 2015.
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#7,611,174
of 14,535,828 outputs
Outputs from Annals of General Psychiatry
#145
of 362 outputs
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#87,578
of 229,155 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Annals of General Psychiatry
#1
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