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Can mental illness lead to death?

Asked by F. Lopez, Last updated: Mar 03, 2020

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Daniel Drake

Daniel Drake

Answered Feb 28, 2020

The correct answer to this question is Yes. Unfortunately, mental illness can lead to death. There are a number of mental illnesses that people can suffer from. Some are more severe than others, but all can pose serious health problems, with the end result being death.

Studies have shown that those with mental illness are more likely to die sooner than those with good mental health. An example is eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia. These disorders are categorized as mental illness and can impact the heart and blood pressure. Sometimes, mental illness can even lead a person to end their own life.
 

E.Evelyn

E.Evelyn

Answered Feb 13, 2020

Yeah, mental illness can lead to death, most especially serious mental illness. A lot of people have taken their lives as a result of severe mental illness. Aside from the fact that those with mental illness tend to die faster than those with good mental health, the kind of psychological pain which they experience has a way of affecting their personal lives. Severe mental illness has immensely contributed to the high rate of premature death being recorded on a daily basis.

Anxiety disorder is a major problem, and it can lead to a lot of things. For instance, depression is a big issue, and it has sent a lot of people to their early grave. Some will go as far as taking their lives due to depression. Mental illness can also increase one's risk of getting heart disease, which might eventually lead to death. For example, long term anxiety can lead to a stroke.

 

C.Charlotte

C.Charlotte

Answered Jan 12, 2020

Mental health can lead to early death.

People with mental illness are two times at higher risk of dying compared to the general population. People with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar are likely to die earlier than others. Although mental health affects many people all over the globe, there is often not adequate care and provision for people that suffering from it.

The risk of death in severe mental illness increases even more with patients on hospital admissions. About two-thirds of these deaths are from cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, and cancer. The cause of some of this death is termed as “unknown.” The rate of deaths in people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and dementia are also high compared to the general population.

 

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