The Invisible Impact of Mental Illness: Accelerating Biological Age

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New research has found that people with a history of mental disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders have blood metabolites that indicate they are biologically older than their actual age. The finding could partly explain why these individuals have shorter lifespans and higher rates of age-related illness, potentially transforming the way physical … Read more

Defendant in Newton’s triple homicide openly discusses his mental illness diagnosis – The Boston Globe

A selfie of Christopher L. Ferguson Jr. posted on May 31, 2021.

But Christopher L. Ferguson Jr., 41, the man accused of carrying out the fatal assault, had been clear on this: He had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder nearly two decades earlier and life had been a storm ever since. Years of his own writings, court records, and conversations with friends and neighbors detail a man … Read more

Despite “serious” mental illness, David Ohlson will spend ten years in prison for killing his mother

David Allan Ohlson arrives in Circuit Judge John Simon's courtroom on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, for sentencing for his mother's 2022 death.

A Pensacola man who shot and killed his mother was sentenced Wednesday to just over a decade in prison. David Allan Ohlson, 19, was initially charged with the second-degree murder of his mother, Adrianna Ohlson, after he shot her with a shotgun on April 8, 2022, in front of his father. Despite Ohlson’s attorney telling … Read more