Severe mental illness linked to much higher risk for cardiovascular disease

An international study of more than 3.2 million people with severe mental illness reveals a substantially increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease compared to the general population.

Led by King’s College London, the research shows that people with severe mental illness (SMI), including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression, have a 53 per cent higher risk for having cardiovascular disease than healthy controls, with a 78 per cent higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease over the longer term. Their risk of dying from the disease was also 85 per cent higher than people of a similar age in the general population.


exercise and physical activity helps with cardiovascular health. it’s why I choose to exercise and walk every week.

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I don’t want to blame the meds but…


Don’t worry, I already do it for you.