Bipolar Patients at Risk of Dying Prematurely, New Data Suggest

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Individuals with bipolar disorder tend to die, on average, nine years prematurely….However, the researchers also learned that while bipolar subjects’ highest odds of dying prematurely were from suicide, their leading causes of premature death were cardiovascular disease and cancer. And when they received timely medical care for such illnesses, they tended to not die any earlier from these illnesses than did the general population.

–Psychiatric News Alert

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