Pathways to Recovery
To learn all about the different pathways that can be taken towards recovery, click here (this section has now moved to 'consumers').
Note that people living with mental illness generally have a higher incidence of other physical conditions, including heart disease, asthma, diabetes, migraine headaches and hypothyroidism. This also applies to people living with bipolar disorder who are three times more likely than the general population to be diagnosed with diabetes. Medications can cause other significant health problems such as significant weight gain and recent studies suggest that a healthy and balanced diet with regular exercise is an essential component of the recovery journey.
Below is an image taken from The Secret of the Brain Chip 1. The left hand side of the picture depicts good pathways to take towards recovery. The right hand side depicts factors which may inhibit recovery.
References 1. De Hert, M., Magiels, G. & Thys, E. (2000) The Secret of the Brain Chi