Schizophrenia and Other Psychosis
Most common cause of premature death in schizophrenia? (AIPG 2011)
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(Ref: Kaplan & Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry. Xth Edition. Chapter 13. Pg no. 484).
The most common cause of premature death in schizophrenia is suicide.
Approx 20-50% patients of schizophrenia make an attempt of suicide and completion rate of 10-13%..