Community Mental Health - Physical Health Screening Procedure

Name/Title

Community Mental Health - Physical Health Screening Procedure (PDF)

Document ID

TS4KSNFPVEZQ-89-2772

Current from

09/10/2017

Coverage

Great Southern Mental Health Service

Policy Type

Procedure

Summary

There is significant evidence to demonstrate an association between mental illness and poor physical health. Research, in many countries, has consistently confirmed that psychiatric patients have high rates of physical illness, much of which goes undetected. Such investigations have led to calls for health professionals to be more aware of these findings and for better medical and oral health screening followed by physical and oral health treatment of psychiatric patients.

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