Mortality in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: Clinical and serological predictors.

  title={Mortality in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: Clinical and serological predictors.},
  author={Faith Dickerson and Andrea E. Origoni and J. R. Schroeder and Lucy A. B. Schweinfurth and Cassie R. Stallings and Christina L. G. Savage and Emily Katsafanas and Maria Banis and Sunil Khushalani and Robert Yolken},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  volume={170 1},
Persons with schizophrenia and with bipolar disorder have a reduced life expectancy due largely to death from natural causes. The reasons for this increased mortality have not been completely defined. We prospectively assessed a cohort of persons with schizophrenia and one with bipolar disorder with a clinical evaluation and a blood sample from which immune and infectious disease markers were measured. Mortality was determined with data from the National Death Index following a period of up to… CONTINUE READING
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