Antisocial personality and risks of cause-specific mortality: results from the Epidemiologic Catchment Area study with 27  years of follow-up

ConclusionsOur findings demonstrate that antisocial personality disorder is a strong predictor of all-cause mortality, and cause-specific mortality. Early identification, treatment, and prevention of ASPD are important public mental health initiatives that could reduce premature mortality among this vulnerable population.
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

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In itslist of the top 10 global health threats for 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease as a grave danger, causing more than 70% of deaths worldwide and disproportionately affecting low- and middle-income countries. The WHO noted that these illnesses sometimes exacerbate mental health issues among young people, which can lead to suicide.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news
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