Reduced lifespan associated with mental health disorders – Neuroscience News

I wonder if this would be a factor in the short life expectancy of First Responders after retirement?

People with mood and substance use disorders have reduced lifespan compared to their peers without a mental health disorder. Those with mood disorders have an increased death risk as a result of health conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Men with mood disorders experience a reduced life expectancy of 7.9 years, and women 6.2 years, compared to those with no history of depression or anxiety.
— Read on neurosciencenews.com/mental-health-lifespan-15125/

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