The Lancet Psychiatry Commission: a blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness

Elsevier, The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 6, August 2019
Firth J., Siddiqi N., Koyanagi A., Siskind D., Rosenbaum S., Galletly C. et al.

The poor physical health of people with mental illness is a multifaceted, transdiagnostic, and global problem. People with mental illness have an increased risk of physical disease, as well as reduced access to adequate health care. As a result, physical health disparities are observed across the entire spectrum of mental illnesses in low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries. The high rate of physical comorbidity, which often has poor clinical management, drastically reduces life expectancy for people with mental illness, and also increases the personal, social, and economic burden of mental illness across the lifespan.