Linking the Body and Mind

Dr. Jackie Curtis speaks with Lynne Malcolm on "all in the mind" about the importance of the link between the body and mind. "Those with severe mental illness like schizophrenia have a 15 on20 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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