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Mental Health Status and Gender as risk factors for onset of physical illness over 10 years…

There is a growing interest in understanding the connection between mental illness and the onset of new physical illnesses (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, asthma, hypertension and diabetes) among previously physically healthy individuals. Yet the role of gender is often forgotten in research focused on comorbidity of health problems. The study examined gender differences in the onset of physical illness in a cohort of respondents who met criteria for mental illness compared with a control cohort without mental health problems.

Link to research: MIandPH