Psychosis patients are most likely to commit suicide in the first three years after diagnosis. Photo: Handout
Psychosis patients are most likely to commit suicide in the first three years after diagnosis. Photo: Handout

Early intervention for psychosis patients cuts suicide risk by half, 12-year study in Hong Kong finds

Rate cut by more than 50 per cent in programme that got patients to a mental health professional in just two weeks, but risk was still more than double the international average

Psychosis patients are most likely to commit suicide in the first three years after diagnosis. Photo: Handout
Psychosis patients are most likely to commit suicide in the first three years after diagnosis. Photo: Handout
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