ABSTRACT FROM: Stubbs B, Koyanagi A, Veronese N, et al. Physical multimorbidity and psychosis: comprehensive cross sectional analysis including 242,952 people across 48 low- and middle-income countries. BMC Med 2016 Nov 22;14:189.
What is already known on this topic?
There is a very strong association between mental and physical illness that challenges the typical focus of healthcare systems on either mental or physical disorders.1 The relationship between psychosis and physical illness, including multiple physical illnesses (multimorbidity), is of considerable interest because people with psychosis have a greatly reduced life expectancy2 and in high-income countries most of those excess early deaths are due to natural causes. The most common of these causes may be inter-related and may therefore form a distinctive pattern of ‘multimorbidity’ associated with psychosis.3 To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.