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Mental health link to physical problems

14th October 2009

Experts have suggested that the true burden of mental ill health is unrecognised because many "physical" problems, like cancer and obesity, are really "mind" problems.

UK psychiatrist Dr Peter Jones says that most lung cancers are caused by addiction to smoking and some cases of obesity by a brain-driven compulsion to eat. He believes that to tackle such problems experts need to go back to delving the mind and with other leading mental health experts, he is calling for a trebling of funding to £200m a year for research.

 

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Article Information

Title: Mental health link to physical problems
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 12908
Date Added: 14th Oct 2009

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