Life expectancy, quality of life and schizophrenia

The mortality is higher in subjects with schizophrenia compared to general population. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis showed that the average life expectancy was 64.7 years with an average of 14.5 years of potential life lost. Moreover, this gap concerning life expectancy persisted over time [2]. Natural death is the first cause of mortality in schizophrenia with cardiovascular mortality at the leading cause. The quality of life is significantly lower compared to general population [3]. Depressive symptoms are its strongest factors.

With SZ and a smoker, plus all my other health issues according to all these so called experts, I should have been dead years ago

anyone can die from a broken heart.

Love, in general, is a culprit.
Including lack thereof.