Physical Health and Schizophrenia

Physical Health and Schizophrenia

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In comparison to the general population, people with schizophrenia and related disorders have poorer physical health and increased mortality. Whilst it is recognised that serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia carry a reduced life expectancy, it is often assumed that suicide is the main cause of this disparity. In actuality, suicide accounts for no more than a third of the early mortality associated with schizophrenia: the vast majority is due to cardiovascular… (more)

Book Details  

Publisher: OUP Oxford (September 21, 2017)

Collection: Oxford Psychiatry Library Series

Format: EPUB

Page count: 136 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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