DLEs linked to suicidal thoughts and behaviour

DLEs linked to suicidal thoughts and behaviour

By Mark Cowen

delusional like experiences

MedWire News

: Delusional-like experiences (DLEs) are associated with an increased risk for suicidal ideation, planning, and attempts in the general population, Australian research shows.

“It has long been appreciated that individuals with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are at increased risk of suicide compared to the general population,” write John McGrath (University of Queensland, St Lucia) and team in the journal Schizophrenia Research.

However, they add that it is not known whether psychotic-type experiences in the general population are associated with risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviour.

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