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Physical Health in Adults




People with all forms of mental disorders and learning disabilities have worse physical health and die earlier than people in general population.  Clinicians need information and appropriate resources to be able to  identify and improve the physical health of their patients. Patients and carers need information about physical health conditions and treatment e.g. psychotropic medication.  This section of the website provides links to key information on:


  • Clinical Guidance: physical health risks in people with mental conditions, NICE guidance on mental disorders with associated physical conditions, and essential physical health guidelines


  • Resources: screening tools, recording systems and tools for monitoring physical health



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