Region of West Sweden and Ken Jue Consulting (USA)
Theme of this match
This match will focus on the increased physical morbidity and mortality associated with serious mental illness, outlining the metabolic side effects of pharmacotherapy, life style factors and cognitive impairment. To what extent could mental health leaders and other clinical leaders address increased physical disease burden? How can life style issues be addressed (diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol)? How can specialists in psychiatry cooperate with primary health care and communities on these issues? We will also briefly discuss how health care can be organized so that people with cognitive impairment have equal opportunities to those without.