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20 years lost

20 years lost

Evidence mental illness can take a toll on the body is growing with recent research showing it can potentially reduce life expectancy by 20 years.

This adds to evidence that people with mental health and addiction disorders have a much higher risk of physical illness including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

First published: Sep 2019

Article sources and references

  • Lancet Psychiatry, July 2019

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