Higher Levels of Oxidative Stress Damage Found in Individuals with Psychiatric Disorders

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A systematic review and meta-analysis of 82 studies involving more than 20,000 people provides further insights into the interaction between psychiatric disorders and physical health at the molecular level. Compared to control individuals, those with psychiatric disorders had higher rates of biomarkers associated with DNA and RNA damage due to oxidative stress. These findings suggest that damage from oxidative stress may adversely influence the physical health of individuals with psychiatric disorders and contribute to disease co-morbidities and aging. To learn more, see the study in JAMA Psychiatry.

About Mental Illness

A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.

What is Recovery

Recovery from serious mental illness is not only possible, but for many people living with mental illness today, probable. The notion of recovery involves a variety of perspectives.

We’re Here to Listen

In Crisis?

You can chat one-to-one online at:
www.Foundation2CrisisChat.org
Online & texting chats are available from 9am-3pm M-F. All contacts are confidential.

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