• Psychiatry as a medical discipline has a special concern for preventing premature deaths in psychiatric patients. Such patients continue to be at excess mortality risk despite changing patterns of causes of death and improvements in the treatment of some diagnostic groups. In this overview of current findings and research trends, we find a continuing need for mortality studies and increased opportunities for integrating these investigations with other longitudinal studies of psychiatric populations.
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