Primary Care Companion E-lert


The Primary Care Companion for
CNS Disorders

Register | Current Issue | Information for Authors | About E-Lerts | CNS for Primary Care Publisher's Podcast

Electrocardiographic Abnormalities as Potential Contributors to Premature Mortality in Patients With Mental Illness in a Psychiatric Day Treatment Program

Mark Linzer, MD; Karen C. Baker, MPH; Sara Poplau, BA; Ellen Coffey, MD; Gautam Shroff, MD; Inna Baum, BA; Patrick Yoder, PharmD; and Pamela Clifford, RN, MPH

Patients with mental illness can die up to 25 years sooner than those without mental illness. Linzer and colleagues investigated reasons for this disparity by studying 96 patients who attended a psychiatric day treatment program. They hypothesized that electrocardiograms performed on the psychiatric outpatients would display abnormal findings that might explain, in part, the premature mortality of patients with mental illness.

[Abstract] [Full Text]

For more free peer-reviewed aricles, visit the Companion at If you are having trouble reading this E-Lert, see

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Check out
Your one-stop source for information on CNS and neurologic disorders
Get E-Lerts from! Just take a few seconds to update your profile.

You are receiving this update as a benefit of your membership.

To ensure delivery of these messages add to your address book. If you would not like to receive further E-Lerts, go to and click the "Unsubscribe from E-Lerts" link. If you are having trouble unsubscribing, contact the web administrator for assistance.

If you are having trouble with your membership, contact our circulation department. Direct any other questions or comments to the web administrator.

Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc. | 850 Ridge Lake Boulevard, Suite 300 | Memphis, TN 38120

Please do not reply directly to this e-mail. Neither nor any of its family of websites will ask you to send us profile information via e-mail.

If you cannot read this, go to

© Copyright 2013, Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc. All rights reserved.