Physical health in psychiatric patients

Psychiatric patients have complex physical co-morbidities. They die on average 17 years prematurely, and their final years are often blighted by poor physical health. Common physical diseases are described here, along with their pathogenesis and the multiple levels of interventions to prevent and treat them. The interventions that achieve the best results are already known; the challenge is using the best evidence in the right health setting to engage patients and professionals with consistency.

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