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Table 1 Characteristics of patients and their subjective experiences

From: Differences between subjective experiences and observed behaviors in near-fatal suicide attempters with untreated schizophrenia: a qualitative pilot study

Case number Gender Age DUP (months) Marital status Length of formal education Employment status Dominant clinical symptoms Timing of the appearance of vague suicide-related ideation Timing of the appearance of definite suicide-related ideation
1 Male 40 156 Single 16 Unemployed Command hallucination saying ‘jump off’ (−) (−)
Delusion of persecution, delusion of reference
        Thought broadcasting   
        Insomnia, social avoidance   
Male 34 20 Single 12 Unemployed Delusion of persecution, delusion of reference 4 days before Just before
        Acute stress reaction   
        Delusion of observation   
        Thought broadcasting   
        Depressed mood as a reaction to the psychotic episode   
        Insomnia, social avoidance   
3 Male 30 Single 14 Auditory hallucination Just before
        Acute stress reaction   
        Delusion of persecution, delusion of reference   
        Depressed mood as a reaction to the psychotic episode   
        Insomnia, Social avoidance   
4   26 3 Single 14 Unemployed Command hallucination saying ‘drop dead’ 10 days before Just before
        Acute stress reaction   
        Delusion of persecution, delusion of reference   
        Thought broadcasting   
        Depressed mood as a reaction to the psychotic episode   
        Insomnia   
  Male 55 300 Single 16 Unemployed Delusion of persecution, delusion of reference 6 hours before 6 hours before
        Acute stress reaction   
        Depressed mood as a reaction to the psychotic episode   
        Social avoidance   
6 Female 59   Married 14   Delusion of reference 3 hours before  
        Acute stress reaction   
        Depressed mood as a reaction to the psychotic episode   
        Social avoidance   
7 Male   22 Divorced   Unemployed Depressed mood   11 days before
        Hopelessness   
        Insomnia, loss of appetite   
        Hypobulia   
        Delusion of reference, Thought broadcasting   
        Social avoidance   
  1. Italicized data are the most influential symptoms on each case’s suicidal behavior.