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
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

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals
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
Psychosis patients are most likely to commit suicide in the first three years after diagnosis. Photo: Handout
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