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“Poor Physical Health Blamed for Shorter Lives in Mentally Ill”

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This May 21, 2013 article on Medscape talks about a study in Australia indicating that poor physical health is viewed as a major factor in the shorter life-span of folks with mental illnesses.  They have been tracking the health of people in a specific region of Australia and found that since the 1990’s, despite an increase of knowledge about the issue, the gap in the lifespan of a mentally person as compare to the lifespan of a non-mentally ill person seems to be widening.

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