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Medical Illness

Having a Severe Mental Illness Means Dying Young

Allen Frances | Posted 02.28.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

People diagnosed with serious mental illness -- schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or severe depression -- die 20 years early, on average, because of a combination of lousy medical care, smoking, lack of exercise, complications of medication, suicide, and accidents. The U.S. has become probably the worst place in the developed world to be mentally ill.

How Stressed Is Your Doctor?

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

Practicing medicine now, in this day and age, may be another kind of traumatic stress, and one that is new to a younger generation of doctors. Imagine not knowing how you will get financed two years from now and if the government will cut your funding. A lot of us can relate.