Question: What is the life expectancy of a man with schizophrenia?

Using data from 11 studies, Hjorthøj et al (2016) showed that schizophrenia was associated with an average of 14.5 years of potential life lost. The loss was greater for men (15.9) than for women (13.6). Life expectancy was greatly reduced in patients with schizophrenia, at 64.7 years (59.9 for men and 67.6 for women).Using data from 11 studies, Hjorthøj et al (2016) showed that schizophrenia was associated with an average of 14.5 years of potential life lost

Does schizophrenia shorten lifespan?

The life expectancy of patients with schizophrenia is reduced by between 15 and 25 years. Those patients dying of natural causes die of the same diseases as in the general population.

What do most schizophrenics die from?

Heart disease, which accounted for approximately one-quarter of deaths of people with schizophrenia, was the most common cause of death. The rate of death from emphysema and bronchitis was nearly 10 times greater among people with schizophrenia than among those in the general population.

Why does schizophrenia shorten lifespan?

Why the Risk of Death Is Higher The 2015 study found that heart disease was the top cause of death in people with schizophrenia, accounting for about a quarter of all cases. Conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), type 2 diabetes, and lung cancer were also common causes of death.

At what age do schizophrenics die?

Life expectancy was greatly reduced in patients with schizophrenia, at 64.7 years (59.9 for men and 67.6 for women).

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