I read this on the blog of Leonie Fennell, and it made me feel really sad. Is this what our world is coming to?
“For schizophrenia generally you are 10 times more likely to be dead at the end of the first year of treatment than you were 100 years ago – there may be no other disorder in medicine where you could say this.”
This is a statement from Prof. Healy, supported by data in a paper in the British Medical Journal, titled ‘Mortality in schizophrenia and related psychoses: data from two cohorts’.
Just felt like sharing this. There is something wrong with our mental health system…