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A blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness

The Lancet Psychiatry Commission a blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness, will be launched at the 19th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry in Lisbon, Portugal, on August 21, 2019.   Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Colleagues Dr Rebekah Carney (from The Youth Mental Health Research Unit) and Dr David Shiers (Psychosis Research Unit) are contributing authors in the latest The Lancet Psychiatry Commission. Dr Rebekah Carney, Youth Mental Health Research Unit: Rebekah.carney@gmmh.nhs.uk Dr David Shiers, Psychosis Research Unit: David.shiers@doctors.org.uk   People with mental illness have an increased risk of physical disease, as well as reduced access to adequate health care. Physical-health disparities are observed across all mental illnesses in all countries. The high rate of physical comorbidity, which often has poor clinical management, reduces life expectancy for...