Relationship between suicide attempt and cognitive functions, hopelessness, insight in schizophrenia

Ozturk H. M. , YÜKSEL N. , Utku C.

ANADOLU PSIKIYATRI DERGISI-ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, cilt.19, ss.256-263, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5455/apd.277922
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.256-263


Objective: The aim of this study was to compare cognitive functions, hopelessness and insight in schizophrenia patients with and without suicide attempt and determine the predictive factors for suicide attempt. Methods: Fifty patients with DSM-IV diagnosis of schizophrenia were enrolled prospectively to the study, were categorized based on patient and interviewers as suicide attempters and non-suicide attempters. These groups were compared about depression, positive/negative symptoms, insight, hopelessness and cognitive functions. Results: In group suicide attempters' suicide ideation, hopelessness, insight and depression were higher than non-suicide attempters. Neuropsychological performance was better in patients with suicide attempt. Stroop test times were better, WCST perseverative responses, errors were better in patients with suicide attempt. Conclusion: According to our results patients with suicide attempt executive functions are better than patients without suicide attempt.