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6 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2008 - 7:20PM #1
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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[QUOTE]The report analyzed data from 16 states and found that, on average, people with severe mental illness die 25 years earlier than the general population.[/QUOTE]~Time~
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6 years ago  ::  Dec 28, 2008 - 3:24PM #2
jadedmonk
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Why they chose not to pubish any statistics on Liver disease from psychotropics,  Hmm...
That would have been my first guess.
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6 years ago  ::  Dec 29, 2008 - 12:17AM #3
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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Hi jadedmonk:

[QUOTE]Liver disease from psychotropics[/QUOTE]My blood tests have been OK.

At a support group I sat next to a young woman with 1½ legs. She said that she'd been discharged from hospital while still psychotic, and then attempted suicide. :eek:

Check in to the Depression Support forum.

How are your diet, exercise & meditation?
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6 years ago  ::  Jan 21, 2009 - 6:22PM #4
glendalee2585
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Mental health consumers die young.
Based on the limited information you gave us, this title is misleading. It sounds as if being a consumer makes you die younger. My guess is that is not the case. Severe mental illness has many problems of its own and way to many very sick people are without any treatment at all. I would be dead by now if I did not become a consumer of mental health care. The title could scare some people, please provide a link to the full report or summary.
Glenda
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6 years ago  ::  Jan 22, 2009 - 7:22AM #5
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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glendalee2585:

[QUOTE]a consumer[/QUOTE][QUOTE]A mental health consumer is a person who is under treatment for a psychiatric illness or disorder. The term was coined in an attempt to empower those with mental health issues, usually considered a marginalized segment of society.[/QUOTE]~Wikipedia~

[QUOTE]many very sick people are without any treatment[/QUOTE]I understand that half the mentally ill go undiagnosed and untreated.

[QUOTE]provide a link[/QUOTE]I did: (click on) Time.
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6 years ago  ::  Jan 26, 2009 - 8:22PM #6
Godgirl
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They probably die young because of suicide.
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6 years ago  ::  Jan 26, 2009 - 8:44PM #7
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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Hey Godgirl:

die young because of suicide.


Lots of these illnesses, and their treatments, are dangerous! So is societal stigma.

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6 years ago  ::  Jan 26, 2009 - 9:16PM #8
Godgirl
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I honestly dont think the treatments are dangerous. I have studied both sides.
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6 years ago  ::  Jan 26, 2009 - 9:16PM #9
Godgirl
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ECT causes loss of memory but pills are not dangerous
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6 years ago  ::  Jan 26, 2009 - 8:22PM #10
Godgirl
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They probably die young because of suicide.
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