Health status of individuals with serious mental illness.

@article{Dickerson2005HealthSO,
  title={Health status of individuals with serious mental illness.},
  author={Faith Dickerson and Clayton H. Brown and Gail L Daumit and Lijuan Fang and Richard W. Goldberg and Karen A Wohlheiter and Lisa B. Dixon},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={
          584-9
        }
}
We examined indices of the health of persons with serious mental illness. A sample of 100 adults with schizophrenia and 100 with major mood disorder were recruited from randomly selected outpatients who were receiving community-based psychiatric treatment. Participants were surveyed about health indicators using items from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study III and the National Health Interview Survey. Their responses were compared with those of matched samples from the general… CONTINUE READING

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