Mortality risk 'two times higher' in people with mental disorders

February 12, 2015 9:00 AM

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Mortality risk 'two times higher' in people with mental disorders

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), around 61.5 million Americans - the equivalent to 1 in 4 - experience some form of mental disorder in any given year. Around 13.6 million Americans have a serious mental illness, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or major depression.

Past studies have suggested that people with mental illness have a higher mortality risk. In 2012, for example, Medical News Today reported on a study by researchers from University College London in the UK that found people who experience depression, anxiety and other mental health issues have a lo...

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