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Mental Health Problems Can Shorten Life More Than Heavy Smoking

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A serious mental health problem can reduce life expectancy by 10 to 20 years, according to a new analysis by psychiatrists.In comparison, the loss of years due to heavy smoking is around 8 – 10.

The problem is that many mental health problems are still not treatable.

Pharmaceutical solutions rarely work.

We still have a lot to learn about mental illness.

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