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mardi, 19 septembre 2017

People with schizophrenia die younger than general population, study finds

People with schizophrenia die at a rate that is three times higher than the general population — and eight years younger — according to a study published Monday that examines Ontario mortality rates over two decades.

“The early death associated with schizophrenia is tragic and probably preventable,” says Dr. Paul Kurdyak, co-author of the report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

“It’s unjust how doomed they are,” said the psychiatrist, who’s also a scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).

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