People with schizophrenia have increased risk of hospital readmissions from relapses

Schizophrenia affects 1 in 100 Canadians. For some, the disease is a series of admissions and readmissions to hospital to treat relapses and comorbidities associated with the disease. According to a new analysis from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, many schizophrenic patients discharged from a general hospital found themselves back on the hospital doorstep with one year of their discharge.

  • Dr Anne Bassett, CIHR funded researcher and professor of psychiatry at University of Toronto, she is Canada Research Chair in Schizophrenia Genetics, as well as Director of the Clinical Genetics Research Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental health;  she is an international leader in the genetics of schizophrenia


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