Kai Günter Kahl

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People with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder, have worse physical health and reduced life expectancy compared to the general population. The excess cardiovascular mortality associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is attributed in part to an increased risk of the modifiable coronary heart disease risk(More)
Position statement from the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), supported by the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). People with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder, have worse physical health and reduced life expectancy compared to the general(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity is a worldwide health problem whose prevalence is on the increase. Many obesity-associated diseases require intensive medical treatment and are the cause of a large proportion of health-related expenditures in Germany. Treatment of obesity includes nutritional, exercise and behaviour therapy, usually in combination. The goal of(More)
OBJECTIVES 1) Do easy-to-administer screening tests for anxiety, depression, and somatic complaints detect more abnormal results in medical students than in the "normal" population? 2) Can the complaints already be recognized at the beginning of university studies? 3) Do they occur more seldom in medical students who are related to doctors? METHODS Study(More)
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