Provision of physical health care for people with mental health problems is a huge issue: on average, people with mental health problems have a life expectancy 5 to 10 years shorter than the general population, and no: that’s not just higher suicide rates bringing the average down. There are a myriad factors working together to influence this. For example, people with mental health problems have higher rates of respiratory cardiovascular and infectious diseases (this study found that “Persons with a mental disorder in the past month consumed approximately 44.3% of cigarettes smoked by this nationally representative sample.”). Also, we are less likely to benefit from mainstream screening and public health programs…
Radiation Therapy Centre
St. Albans, Australia.
Hospitals never looked so good.