People with Mental Illness are under treated for common medical conditions

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University of Leicester of academic leads team into mental health research Patients with severe mental illness are less likely to be prescribed medication to treat common medical conditions such as high blood pressure, according to a new paper published online today by the British Journal of Psychiatry. The researchers have called for better monitoring systems to ensure that the medical care of people with mental illness is not overlooked. The research team, led by Dr Alex J Mitchell, honorary senior lectur...

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