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People With Schizophrenia May Be at Higher Risk of Developing Dementia

People with schizophrenia may be at a higher risk for dementia with an earlier age at onset than those without the condition, according to a study published last week in JAMA Psychiatry.By some estimates people with schizophrenia will die, on average, 15 to 20 years earlier than the general population. Although schizophrenia is associated with several age-related disorders and considerable cognitive impairment, studies comparing the risk of dementia among people with schizophrenia versus those without have produced mixed results.Using nationwide registers in Denmark, researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark and...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Tuesday, 13 October, 2015

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