Adults Experiencing Mental Illness Have Higher Rates of Certain Chronic Physical Illnesses

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A new report shows that adults who had a mental illness in the past year have higher rates of certain physical illnesses than those not experiencing mental illness. According to the report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), adults aged 18 and older who had any mental illness, serious mental illness, or major depressive episodes in the past year had increased rates of high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Press Release: http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1204102228.aspx

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