Year: 1982 Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry, v.23, no.4, (1982), p.377-385 SIEC No: 19831368

Analyzed data from a cohort of 1,436 first-seen psychiatric patients. Findings support a conclusion that first-admitted psychiatric patients do have an increased expectation of early death. This effect was more prominent among female than male patients and among the young rather than the old. Furthermore, the excess of premature deaths was largely attributable to deaths from “unnatural” causes (suicide and accidents).