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Schizophrenia’s Lethal Infection

Schizophrenia’s Lethal Infection


Dr Miller is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at Augusta University in Augusta, GA, and Schizophrenia Section Editor for Psychiatric Times. He reports no conflicts of interest concerning the subject matter of this slideshow.



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2. Benros ME, Nielsen PR, Nordentoft M, et al. Autoimmune diseases and severe infections as risk factors for schizophrenia: a 30-year population-based register study. Am J Psychiatry. 2011;168:1303-1310.

3. Black C, Miller BJ. Meta-analysis of cytokines and chemokines in suicidality: distinguishing suicidal versus nonsuicidal patients. Biol Psychiatry. 2015;78:28-37.

4. Lund-Sørensen H, Benros ME, Madsen T, et al. A nationwide cohort study of the association between hospitalization with infection and risk of death by suicide. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016;73:912-919.


This is an eye opening to another area of research, which I think to be being overlooked for some time now.

ramon @

Smoking is an independent risk factor for suicide and also increases the likelihood of hospitalisation for infection. Was smoking status considered as involved in the mechanism of the association between hospitalisation for infection and suicide?

Nancy @

Good presentation. Brief and informative.

charlene @

fantastico !!!
iniciaré investigaciones al respecto

Willy @

Helpful and provocative. It reminds us of the multifactorial nature of psychiatric disorders.
Robert Hutchins

R. @

Thank you for this fantastic and brief presentation.
Good take home information.

Jose Miguel @

Thanks. I enjoy the new format and presentation.

Erick @

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