Increased Mortality in Schizophrenia Due to Cardiovascular Disease – A Non-Systematic Review of Epidemiology, Possible Causes, and Interventions

@inproceedings{Ringen2014IncreasedMI,
  title={Increased Mortality in Schizophrenia Due to Cardiovascular Disease – A Non-Systematic Review of Epidemiology, Possible Causes, and Interventions},
  author={Petter Andreas Ringen and John Abel Engh and Astrid B. Birkenaes and Ingrid Dieset and Ole A. Andreassen},
  booktitle={Front. Psychiatry},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia is among the major causes of disability worldwide and the mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) is significantly elevated. There is a growing concern that this health challenge is not fully understood and efficiently addressed. METHODS Non-systematic review using searches in PubMed on relevant topics as well as selection of references based on the authors' experience from clinical work and research in the field. RESULTS In most countries, the standardized… CONTINUE READING
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