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Nurs Clin North Am. 2010 Dec;45(4):591-611, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.cnur.2010.06.008.

Medical illnesses in people with schizophrenia.

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  • 1University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, KY 40536-0232, USA. peggy.el-mallakh@uky.edu

Abstract

The physical health of people with schizophrenia is poor, and the challenges in finding effective treatment and optimizing health outcomes are significant. However, it is likely that people diagnosed with schizophrenia can be partners in the treatment of their physical health problems. Research suggests that many people with schizophrenia value physical health and will participate in health-related behaviors when they are provided with the opportunity to do so.

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