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How often do people with schizophrenia commit suicide?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Suicide and thinking about suicide are two dangerous complications of schizophrenia. Around 10 out of every 100 people who have schizophrenia commit suicide. People who do not take their antipsychotic medications are more likely to develop complications of the disorder, such as committing suicide. To prevent complications like suicidal tendencies, make sure that you or your loved one with schizophrenia follows doctor's orders about medication and therapy.

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