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Management of physical health conditions in adults with severe mental disorders: WHO guidelines

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posted by Research Admin on 12 November 2018

These guidelines, published by the World Health Organization, "provide evidence-based, up-to-date recommendations to practitioners on how to recognize and manage comorbid physical and mental health conditions."

One of the recommendations concerns weight management, and provides guidance concerning people with severe mental disorders who are overweight or obese or at risk of becoming so. Among the other recommendations are cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular risk, and diabetes mellitus.

The guidelines are available to read in free full text at: http://www.who.int/mental_health/evidence/guidelines_physical_health_and_severe_mental_disorders/en/

World Health Organization (2018). Guidelines for the management of physical health conditions in adults with severe mental disorders. Geneva: World Health Organization.