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Linking body and mind

19 May 2013
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Those with severe mental illness like schizophrenia have a 15–20 years lower life expectancy than the general population. Rapid weight gain associated with the side effects of medication often leads to a higher incidence of illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. We hear the story of a young man who after a psychotic episode put on 30kg. Now he’s back to surfing, with the help of an innovative mental health program linking body and mind.

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