Monday, July 23, 2012

Serious Mental Illness Increases Risk Of Cancer And Injuries

 A new study, published in this month's journal Psychiatric Services, suggests that the risk of developing cancer is 2.6 times higher in those who suffer from a serious mental illness, such as bipolar disorder, debilitating depression or schizophrenia.

The new Johns Hopkins research highlights whether patients with serious mental illnesses are adequately screened for cancer and receive preventive care that is linked to cancer risk factors like smoking.


Serious Mental Illness Increases Risk Of Cancer And Injuries

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