Log In
Saturday 24th March 2018

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.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2018