31. Societal Outcomes in Schizophrenia

  1. Daniel R. Weinberger MD3 and
  2. Paul J. Harrison MA, BM, BCh, DM(Oxon), FRCPsych4
  1. Iain Kooyman MBBS, MA, MRCPsych1 and
  2. Elizabeth Walsh MB, BCh, BAO, MSc, MRCPsych, MD2

Published Online: 8 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327298.ch31

Schizophrenia, Third Edition

Schizophrenia, Third Edition

How to Cite

Kooyman, I. and Walsh, E. (2010) Societal Outcomes in Schizophrenia, in Schizophrenia, Third Edition (eds D. R. Weinberger and P. J. Harrison), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327298.ch31

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Genes, Cognition and Psychosis Program, Clinical Studies Section, Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Forensic Mental Health Science, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK

  2. 2

    South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 10 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176972

Online ISBN: 9781444327298



  • societal outcomes in schizophrenia;
  • violence and schizophrenia - prevalence of violence by people with schizophrenia;
  • measurement of violent behavior - relying on single or combined sources of information;
  • antisocial personality disorder - marked prevalence of antisocial personality disorder in schizophrenia;
  • violent offending by people with schizophrenia - not only costing individual victims, additional financial strain on criminal justice services;
  • risk minimization strategies;
  • optimal methods of measurement of victimization - in schizophrenia, yet to be established;
  • risk factors, and victimization in schizophrenia - predicted by young age and male sex;
  • substance misuse - resulting from schizophrenia;
  • “Rooflessness,” to those living on streets - the group of most public concern


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Violence and schizophrenia

  • Victimization

  • Suicide

  • Substance misuse

  • Unemployment

  • Homelessness

  • Mortality

  • References