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Mentally Ill at Higher Risk of Poor Dental Outcomes

Researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) say more needs to be done to help improve the quality of dental healthcare for people who are affected by mental health issues after a study ... read more

Homeless most at risk of poor oral health

(Medical Xpress)—New research from The University of Queensland has highlighted poor dental health as one ... "Our findings indicate that dental anxiety, having a generally chaotic life, mental illnes... read more

After Aurora, Questions About Mass Murder and Mental Illness

Does mental illness provoke it or predispose people to harm others? Advocates for the mentally ill are faced with a deep dilemma each time extreme and deadly ... disorder are at even greater risk: the... read more

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Anxiety, depression tied to higher risk of heart attack, stroke

Men in this age group with high levels ... or if mental illness caused heart problems. However, it’s possible that lifestyle factors like poor eating and exercise habits, smoking, or inactivity might ... read more

Biology is partly to blame for high rates of mental illness in women – the rest is social

Compared to men, women also have significantly higher ... and physical ill health. This in turn can exacerbate the underlying mental illness. The ability to lead a normal life and socialise can affect ... read more

Higher Death Rates for the Mentally Ill

“People with known mental health conditions have higher background rates of cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking ... Possible reasons include the under-recognition of illness, inadequate treatm... read more

Housing, not asylums

While there isn’t much hard data, experts assert that people who are homeless and have a serious mental illness are at extremely high risk of ... with equally poor results. Despite our high health-car... read more

Can Poverty Lead To Mental Illness?

Can poverty really cause mental illness ... and had worse outcomes. And there's growing evidence that levels of depression are higher in poorer countries than in wealthier ones. Those kinds of finding... read more

Involuntary treatment pursued for mentally ill in Maryland

Think the mentally ill ... systems or improve outcomes for the mental ill. The groups said they prefer "assertive community treatment." "Existing evidence supports the development of a voluntary progr... read more

New studies show how discrimination harms people with same-sex orientations

The results showed that there were many risk factors that contributed to negative mental health outcomes, but they weren’t directly ... they did appear to have an increased risk of poor mental ill hea... read more

Child abuse, adversity associated with poor health and employment outcomes later in life

People with a low socioeconomic status had 1.7 to 4.2 times higher ... as an oral presentation at 12:45 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. APHA Abstract No. 311452, "Population attributable fractions ... read more

Violence, Drugs, Mental Illness May Account for Half of Maternal Deaths

Intimate partner violence, substance use and mental illness may be as threatening to health and ... to these other settings may be important for pregnant people at risk for poor outcomes who turn to t... read more

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