Year: 1988 Source: Archives of General Psychiatry, v.45, no.3, (March 1988), p.283-285 SIEC No: 19880344

Causes of death were determined in a cohort of DSM-III schizophrenics & in a group of “other” psychotics (with schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder, & atypical psychoses), & comparisons were made with the general population. 5 causes of death were considered in this analysis: 1) infections, 2) neoplasms, 3) cardiovascular, 4) unnatural, & 5) other. Suicide occurred in excess among other psychotics compared with schizophrenics & with the general population.