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11-year follow-up of mortality in patients with schizophrenia: a population-based cohort study (FIN11 study)
BACKGROUND The introduction of second-generation antipsychotic drugs during the 1990s is widely believed to have adversely affected mortality of patients with schizophrenia. Our aim was to establish… Expand
Association of schizophrenia with low maternal body mass index, small size at birth, and thinness during childhood.
- K. Wahlbeck, T. Forsén, C. Osmond, D. Barker, J. Eriksson
- Psychology, Medicine
- Archives of general psychiatry
BACKGROUND Nutritional factors in early life may contribute to the neurodevelopmental deficit in schizophrenia. This study explores the influence of maternal body size, size at birth, and childhood… Expand
New generation antipsychotics versus low-potency conventional antipsychotics: a systematic review and meta-analysis
BACKGROUND The clearest advantage of new generation, atypical antipsychotics is a reduced risk of extrapyramidal side-effects (EPS), compared with conventional compounds. These findings might have… Expand
Evidence of clozapine's effectiveness in schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate all available trial-based evidence on the effectiveness of clozapine in schizophrenia as compared with conventional neuroleptics. METHOD All… Expand
Excess Mortality, Causes of Death and Life Expectancy in 270,770 Patients with Recent Onset of Mental Disorders in Denmark, Finland and Sweden
Background Excess mortality among patients with severe mental disorders has not previously been investigated in detail in large complete national populations. Objective To investigate the excess… Expand
Antidepressants and the risk of suicide, attempted suicide, and overall mortality in a nationwide cohort.
- J. Tiihonen, J. Lönnqvist, K. Wahlbeck, T. Klaukka, A. Tanskanen, J. Haukka
- Archives of general psychiatry
- 1 December 2006
BACKGROUND It is unknown if antidepressant treatment is associated with either increased or decreased risk of suicide. OBJECTIVE To estimate the risk of suicide, attempted suicide, and overall… Expand
Incidence of cancer and statin usage—Record linkage study
The consumption of statins (HMG‐CoA reductase inhibitors) has been increasing, and a substantial part of the middle‐aged and elderly population use them continuously. Because a large fraction of the… Expand
Life Expectancy and Death by Diseases of the Circulatory System in Patients with Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia in the Nordic Countries
Objective Excess mortality from diseases and medical conditions (natural death) in persons with psychiatric disorders has been extensively reported. Even in the Nordic countries with well-developed… Expand
Actions to alleviate the mental health impact of the economic crisis
- K. Wahlbeck, D. McDaid
- Medicine, Business
- World psychiatry : official journal of the World…
- 1 October 2012
The current global economic crisis is expected to produce adverse mental health effects that may increase suicide and alcohol-related death rates in affected countries. In nations with greater social… Expand
Good practice in health care for migrants: views and experiences of care professionals in 16 European countries
BackgroundHealth services across Europe provide health care for migrant patients every day. However, little systematic research has explored the views and experiences of health care professionals in… Expand