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How can schizophrenia affect my physical health?

People with schizophrenia have worse physical health than the general population. There are many possible reasons for this. The behavior and health choices of people with schizophrenia play a part. It has also been suggested that people with schizophrenia face discrimination and access problems in obtaining physical health care. Even if access to physical health care is available, some people with mental illness find it difficult to communicate health concerns to their doctors. Another significant factor is the side-effects of the medication that is often prescribed to people with schizophrenia.

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