Schizophrenia affects not just the mind, but body as well, says new study

Schizophrenia is a very common mental health disorder. Millions of people across the globe are affected by this.

Over the years, studies have showed how the disorder can affect the brain. A new study asserts that schizophrenia can impact other organs of the body equally severely.

Schizophrenia alters the way a person thinks, behaves, and acts. There are many kinds of medications available in the market to treat this. However, they have side-effects, which affect the body strongly.

The antipsychotic drugs that are used in schizophrenia can lead to various health issues. Among them are Type 2 diabetes and weight gain.

Usually, a person with mental disorder will not do regular exercises. They do not eat healthy either. This can affect the body severely even more.

People with schizophrenia have a life span that is usually 15 to 20 years lower than the average person.

The findings show that schizophrenia must be treated as an illness that affects the entire body and not just the mind.

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