Many mental illnesses reduce life exp...

Many mental illnesses reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

There are 4 comments on the PhysOrg Weblog story from May 22, 2014, titled Many mental illnesses reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking. In it, PhysOrg Weblog reports that:

Serious mental illnesses reduce life expectancy by 10-20 years, an analysis by Oxford University psychiatrists has shown - a loss of years that's equivalent to or worse than that for heavy smoking.

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Lake Butler, FL

#1 May 23, 2014
The article is misleading and wrong. More people die from pharmaceutical mind drugs and violence is a stepping stone of the mental health industry.
Edward J Cejka

Ahmedabad, India

#2 May 30, 2014
It is true some illness activity reduce our life period. Heavy smoking is also illness our life period and inviting the cancer.
NAMI is pharma

Tampa, FL

#3 Jun 5, 2014

In the early 1990s, a new class of drugs promised to revolutionize the treatment of schizophrenia and other mental disorders. Known as atypical antipsychotics, drugs such as Clozaril, Zyprexa and Risperdal largely replaced older medications such as Thorazine, Haldol and Prolixin. Research and advertising sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry led to the widespread belief that the newer medications were indisputably safer, more effective and well worth additional billions of dollars in taxpayer money. Pharmaceutical profits soared.

Since then, the life expectancy of those treated in community mental health centers has plunged to an appalling 25 years less than average. Life expectancy may have fallen by as much as 15 years since 1986. Indications are that the death rate continues to accelerate in what must be ranked as one of the worst public health disasters in U.S. history.

The toxicity of antipsychotic medications, also known as neuroleptics, is thoroughly documented. Atypical antipsychotics initially seemed less hazardous because they produce fewer movement disorders. We now know that the newer drugs lead to more cardiovascular disease, which is by far the leading killer of those in the public mental health system.

The multi billion dollar psychiatric industry JUST CAN'T STOP LYING !!!
NAMI is pharma

Tampa, FL

#4 Jun 5, 2014
The "illness" doesn't kill the "TREATMENT" does, get it ?

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