Negative emotion leading to physical conditions
Researchers who looked in to the premature deaths of 68,000 people who have had heart disease and cancer, have found that there is correlation mental stability and physical disease.
The research also found that drinking dependency or substance misuse increased when people felt depressed. The research suggested low level distress raised the risk by 16%, once lifestyle factors such as drinking and smoking were taken into account.
More serious problems increased it by 67%, the University College London and Edinburgh University team said the effects of people with severe mental health problems is well documented.