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About 1.7% of people first diagnosed with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder (SSD) died by suicide. During the 10 years post-diagnosis, the likelihood of death by suicide was highest among those who had a psychiatric hospitalization, a co-occurring mood disorder, or a suicide attempt before being diagnosed with schizophrenia. The risk of suicide was also higher among those who were diagnosed at later ages compared to those diagnosed by age 25. The risk factors were discovered in an analysis of administrative health databases in Ontario, Canada for 75,989 individuals ages 16 through 45 with a first-time . . .
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