26 June 2012
Wow. Arthritis anyone? It's almost as if our bodies are connected to our heads! Kaylan Rose Campbell Foundation for LIFE & NAMI Western Slope - this is what our collective "we" have been discussing this year... the connections between "physical" and "mental" illnesses - as if our brains are not connected.
I had begun to be aware of the connection between physical and mental illnesses. One of my coworkers at NAMI had schizophrenia and osteoporosis from a young age - which is correlated but nobody knows why. Anxiety and arthritis are correlated. IBS and depression.
It has been nearly six years since I became aware of comorbidities of all sorts, and finally, I am starting to see research abstracts that address these things. Hallelulja!