Mental health patients face ‘unacceptable mortality gap’
Oct25

Mental health patients face ‘unacceptable mortality gap’

Life expectancy of people with severe mental health problems today is the same as it was for the general population in 1950 – an “unacceptable” problem that needs urgent attention, according to the UK’s leading health experts. Those with severe mental illness (SMI), such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or other psychotic disorders, are at higher risk of dying in their 60s, a similar age men and women lived to on average over six...

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