A retrospective study of 6,234 Medicaid recipients in Maryland by researchers at Johns Hopkins and published online June 2, 2012 by the journal Injury Prevention found that injury incidence was 80% higher and risk for fatal injury was more than four and a half times higher among those with serious mental illness compared to the general population.
Note from Kermit Cole, “In the News” editor:
Although the increased risk from drug and alcohol abuse was assessed as part of the study, the risk that psychiatric meds contributed was not.
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