Do antipsychotic medications reduce or increase mortality in schizophrenia? A critical appraisal of the FIN-11 study.

@article{Hert2010DoAM,
  title={Do antipsychotic medications reduce or increase mortality in schizophrenia? A critical appraisal of the FIN-11 study.},
  author={Marc A De Hert and Christoph U Correll and Dan S Cohen},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2010},
  volume={117 1},
  pages={68-74}
}
Compared to the general population, people with schizophrenia are at risk of dying prematurely due to suicide and due to different somatic illnesses. The potential role of antipsychotic treatment in affecting suicide rates and in explaining the increased mortality due to somatic disorders is highly debated. A recent study of death registers in Finland compared the cause-specific mortality in 66,881 patients versus the total population (5.2 million) between 1996 and 2006, suggesting that… CONTINUE READING
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