The aim was to quantify the life years lost with respect to cause of death and differences over time between people with and without mental disorders.
This study noted a difference of 10.2 and 7.3 excess life years lost for males and females with mental disorders, respectively. While the overall excess in life years lost between those with and without mental disorders did not change during 1995-2014 However, the excess suicide mortality among persons with mental disorders declined over this period .
The study is published in Lancet Psychiatry.
- Per Kragh Andersen, PhD,
DMSc, Section of Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- Thomas Munk Laursen,
PhD, Centre for Integrated Register-based Research (CIRRAU), Aarhus University, Denmark
- Anita Toender, Centre for Integrated Register-based Research (CIRRAU), Aarhus University, Denmark
- Vladimir Canudas Romo,
PhD, Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging, Epidemiology, Biostatistics andBiodemography, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark