Sophie Large summarises a recent Campbell Systematic Review, which explores the impact of volunteering on the physical and mental health of older volunteers.[read the full story...]
Maudsley guidelines for physical health
“There are many other ways to get our patients better than prescribing and talking.”
Shuichi Suetani reviews a recently published textbook: The Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry.[read the full story...]
Antipsychotics for schizophrenia: do they provide a longer, healthier life?
Paul Heron from the Closing the Gap Network writes his debut blog about a 20‐year cohort study of physical morbidity and mortality in relationship to antipsychotic treatment in a huge group of people with schizophrenia in Finland.[read the full story...]
We know how to reduce premature deaths from co-morbid mental health and substance use problems, so why aren’t we doing anything about it?
Ian Hamilton looks at a Swedish 42-year follow-up study, which looks at the impact that psychiatric comorbidity can have on premature death in a cohort of patients with substance use disorders.[read the full story...]
People with severe mental illness die younger and things are getting worse
Judith Harrison publishes her debut blog on a recent cohort study in the British Journal of Psychiatry, which shows that the “mortality gap” is increasing for people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.[read the full story...]
Life expectancy in schizophrenia and years of potential life lost
Joanne Wallace summarises a recent systematic review and meta-analysis that reinforces the urgent call for better interventions to address the causes of premature death in schizophrenia.[read the full story...]
Alcohol use disorders and mortality in Nordic countries
Andrew Jones appraises a recent study of mortality and life expectancy of people with alcohol use disorders in Denmark, Finland and Sweden, which provides some useful insight into the impact of hazardous alcohol use.[read the full story...]
People with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have a much lower life expectancy
A recently published study conducted at the Maudsley Hospital has reported that people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have a life expectancy of 10-15 years lower than the UK average. Researchers looked at the electronic medical records of more than 30,000 patients suffering from severe mental health problems. They found that many patients were dying [read the full story…]