Excess mortality among former adolescent male out-patients.

  title={Excess mortality among former adolescent male out-patients.},
  author={Margit K Pelkonen and Mauri J. Marttunen and E Pulkkinen and A M Koivisto and Pekka Laippala and Hillevi Aro},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={94 1},
Mortality among 156 males and 122 females referred to an out-patient adolescent psychiatric clinic in a Finnish town between 1984 and 1989 was examined. During the follow-up (mean duration 6 years; range 0-6.3 years for the deceased, 0.6-10.3 years for the survivors), 16 male subjects but no females had died. Among those who had died, the mode of death was suicide in 11 cases. The mortality for any cause for males was 10.3% and that for suicide was 7.1%. All male victims had similar high levels… CONTINUE READING