Influence of antipsychotics on mortality in schizophrenia: Systematic review

  title={Influence of antipsychotics on mortality in schizophrenia: Systematic review},
  author={S. Weinmann and J. Read and V. Aderhold},
  journal={Schizophrenia Research},
  • S. Weinmann, J. Read, V. Aderhold
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Schizophrenia Research
  • BACKGROUND Antipsychotic medication is the cornerstone of schizophrenia treatment. The impact of long-term exposure to antipsychotics on life-expectancy has recently received some attention, partly because awareness is increasing of the differential mortality of people with schizophrenia and the general population. METHODS A systematic review of studies assessing the association between antipsychotic exposure and mortality in persons with schizophrenia was undertaken. RESULTS In total, 12… CONTINUE READING

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