Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Suicidal Ideation in First-Episode Psychosis (FEP): Examination of Symptoms of Depression and Psychosis Among Individuals in an Early Phase of Treatment


#1

Everyone needs to be aware of, and take preventative actions (remove all guns, long ropes, knives, poisons, etc. from the house) during the first two years of schizophrenia because those are the highest risk periods, and when the person first begins treatment.

First-episode psychosis (FEP) is a particularly high-risk period for suicide, in which risk elevates by 60% within a first year of treatment as compared to later stages of illness.

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#2

Good advice also @SzAdmin for when people come out of the hospital.