The researchers found that individuals with schizophrenia who reported that they had been physically abused during their childhood were at even higher risk of having attempted suicide.

The study examined a representative sample of 21,744 Canadians, of whom 101 reported they had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Data were drawn from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health.

The findings were published in the journal Schizophrenia Research and Treatment.

 

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