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Complications of Schizophrenia

Complications list for Schizophrenia:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Schizophrenia includes:

  • Suicide
  • Aggression
  • Violence
  • Violence against others
  • Patients tend to face an increased risk of substance abuse which can exacerbate symptoms in some patients
  • Patients tend to face an increased risk of suicide
  • Violent acts

See also the symptoms of Schizophrenia and Schizophrenia: Introduction.

Complications and sequelae of Schizophrenia from the Diseases Database include:

Source: Diseases Database

See also the symptoms of Schizophrenia and Schizophrenia: Introduction.

Complications of Schizophrenia:

Schizophrenia: NIMH (Excerpt)

Most individuals with schizophrenia are not violent; more typically, they are withdrawn and prefer to be left alone. Most violent crimes are not committed by persons with schizophrenia, and most persons with schizophrenia do not commit violent crimes. Substance abuse significantly raises the rate of violence in people with schizophrenia but also in people who do not have any mental illness. People with paranoid and psychotic symptoms, which can become worse if medications are discontinued, may also be at higher risk for violent behavior. When violence does occur, it is most frequently targeted at family members and friends, and more often takes place at home. (Source: excerpt from Schizophrenia: NIMH)

Schizophrenia: NIMH (Excerpt)

Suicide is a serious danger in people who have schizophrenia. If an individual tries to commit suicide or threatens to do so, professional help should be sought immediately. People with schizophrenia have a higher rate of suicide than the general population. Approximately 10 percent of people with schizophrenia (especially younger adult males) commit suicide. Unfortunately, the prediction of suicide in people with schizophrenia can be especially difficult. (Source: excerpt from Schizophrenia: NIMH)

Medical news summaries about complications of Schizophrenia:

The following medical news items are relevant to complications of Schizophrenia:

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About complications:

Complications of Schizophrenia are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Schizophrenia. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Schizophrenia and complications of Schizophrenia is unclear or arbitrary.


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