Cause-specific mortality among patients with psychosis: disentangling the effects of age and illness duration.

@article{Termorshuizen2013CausespecificMA,
  title={Cause-specific mortality among patients with psychosis: disentangling the effects of age and illness duration.},
  author={Fabian Termorshuizen and Andr{\'e} I. Wierdsma and Hugo Smeets and Ellen Visser and Marjan Drukker and Henk L. I. Nijman and Sjoerd Sytema},
  journal={Psychosomatics},
  year={2013},
  volume={54 6},
  pages={536-45}
}
BACKGROUND There is a large mortality gap between patients with a nonaffective psychotic disorder and those in the general population, is associated with both natural and nonnatural death causes. OBJECTIVE This study aims to assess whether mortality risks vary for different causes of death according to the duration since diagnosis and age in a large sample of patients with nonaffective psychotic disorder. METHODS Data of patients with nonaffective psychotic disorder (n = 12,580) from 3… CONTINUE READING