Year: 2003 Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v.38, no.6, (June 2003), p.297-304 SIEC No: 20040320

In this stay, mortality of long-stay psychiatric patients was monitored for the years 1992-2000 & contrasted with that prevalent in the general population. Of the total study population, 80.2% had schizophrenia, 5.1% other functional psychoses, 9.5% organic mental disorders, 2.4% personality disorders & 2.8% mood disorders. The morality risk was over 10-fold for males & almost 30-fold for females in the youngest age group (25-34 years), with suicides explaining about 75% of these deaths. (37 refs)