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Excess mortality in schizophrenia and affective disorders. Do suicides and accidental deaths solely account for this excess?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  697536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Excess mortality was found in the first decade of follow-up for schizophrenia and affective disorders. This trend continued for schizophrenia throughout the entire four decades of the follow-up period. Suicides were higher than expected for all psychiatric groups except female schizophrenics and male manics. Accidental deaths were higher in these two groups, which did not show significantly excessive suicide rates. Suicides and accidental deaths were then excluded from the mortality analysis to determine their contribution to excess nortality. We conclude that death due to suicides and accidental deaths is not the sole cause for excess mortality, especially in schizophrenia.
M T Tsuang; R F Woolson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of general psychiatry     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0003-990X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gen. Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1978 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-11-29     Completed Date:  1978-11-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372435     Medline TA:  Arch Gen Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1181-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bipolar Disorder / mortality*
Death, Sudden / epidemiology
Depression / mortality*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Schizophrenia / mortality*
Suicide / epidemiology

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