Cardiovascular disease and diabetes in people with severe mental illness.

  title={Cardiovascular disease and diabetes in people with severe mental illness.},
  author={Marc De Hert and Jacqueline M. Dekker and David Wood and Kai G. Kahl and Hans-J{\"u}rgen M{\"o}ller},
  journal={Revista de psiquiatria y salud mental},
  volume={2 1},
Position statement from the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), supported by the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). People with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder, have worse physical health and reduced life expectancy compared to the general population. The excess cardiovascular mortality associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is attributed to an increased risk of the… CONTINUE READING
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