Can you die from paranoid schizophrenia?
From my past college experience you cannot actually die from the
condition but if someone who doesnt have the condition under
control by having a doctor they are working with or medication,
then the person may not be mentally stable enough to handle the
effects, in which case people who have died in the past with a
history of schizophrenia, usually passed due to suicide. I studied
this in school and I know someone who could answer the question in
greater detail if need be. . Schizophrenia is not a cause of death.
The illness is devastating to patients and families who care for
those afflicted. The number one cause of premature death in persons
with schizophrenia is by suicide at a rate of between 10 and 15
percent (depending on the study). The average life span is 25 years
less than those without the illness.
Sometimes rarely a person with paranoid schizophrenia in a state
of delusion may act out and inadvertently die e.g. voices tell them
that they can jump from a building and not be harmed. This is rare
but happens, as well as an inability to care or from delusion put
themselves in harmful situations, e.g. falling asleep in a field in
the winter. There are may social, economic consequences of the
illness (homelessness) and other circumstances that put them at the
highest risk for suicide and attempted suicides. Though negatively
stigmatized people with schizophrenia are rarely a danger to others
but are at a high risk to injure or harm themselves. The short
answer is yes you can die from it.
no, you can't die but if you, like said above, can;t control it,
you might think someone is chasing you and jump of a building, run
into a road, or something like that. so yeah , you could. it
depends on your situation