I was searching through the internet the other day when I came across a study published in the British Medical Journal 2 years ago. The study involving 68,000 people over the age of 35 looked at the link between mental health and reduction in life expectancy.
Worryingly some mental illness reduced sufferers life expectancy equivalent to that of a 20 a day smoker. A sufferer of schizophrenia or Bipolar disease’s life expectancy could be reduced by up to 20 years, a sufferer of depression up to 10 years.
Many of the sufferers of mental health issues had never sort help from their GP’s sadly because of the stigma that goes hand in hand with mental illness. Their mental states bought on on or made worse physiological conditions that caused early death.
Many common mental health issues like anxiety can be dealt with using hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is becoming more popular for dealing with the cause of anxiety unlike drugs which only deal with the symptoms. There are some self help techniques that can help with anxiety on www.hypnotherapy4anxiety.co.uk.
If you are interested in research into how hypnosis can change your life go to www.change4thebetter.co.uk.