Suicide rates for those with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) are 170 times higher than the general population. Suicide risk is predicted by key factors including age, evidence of mood disorders and hospitalization. An increased risk of suicidal behavior in those with SSD occurrs within the first five years following diagnosis.
Recovering from suddenly losing her vision, Vanessa Potter experienced a mingling of her senses and altered the way in which she saw colors.
Researchers report a new discovery may help to find treatments more quickly for those with SSD.