Patients with psychiatric disorders, particularly schizophrenia, anorexia nervosa, and substance use disorders, have reduced life expectancies compared with the general population. This and other facts emphasize the need for the latest clinical information, highlighted in this countdown.
Psychiatric Times' Special Report on comorbidities compiles the the latest clinical information by experts in the field. Each slide links to respective articles in this series.The Connection Between Medical Illness and Psychiatric DisordersDepression and Diabetes: Improving Outcomes Through Collaborative CarePsychiatric Care of Patients With Hepatitis C: A Clinical UpdateTreating Psychiatric Patients With Psoriasis: Clinical ConsiderationsBonus readingIntellectual Disability and Psychiatric Comorbidity: Challenges and Clinical IssuesTreating Comorbid Anxiety Disorders in Patients With Schizophrenia: A New PathwayTo view in PDF format, click here.
1. Gleason OC. The Connection Between Medical Illness and Psychiatric Disorders. Psychiatric Times. 2015;32(5):21.
Special Report Chair Ondria C. Gleason, MD introduces this Special Report on the psychiatric and medical interface of some common medical problems
The Connection Between Medical Illness and Psychiatric Disorders
Depression and diabetes can prey on the shortcomings of our health care system, such as fragmented, episodic care and poor continuity. Coordinating care can be fraught with difficulties, but it is the goal of many current efforts in health care reform
Depression and Diabetes: Improving Outcomes Through Collaborative Care
The prevalence of chronic hepatitis C virus infection is among the highest in patients with severe underlying mental illness. Drs Thiara and Sockalingam provide clinical information on the interface of HCV infection and psychiatric disorders
Psychiatric Care of Patients With Hepatitis C: A Clinical Update
Psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory, autoimmune skin disorder, is associated with both genetic and environmental factors. It has important treatment implications for patients who have psychiatric disorders
Treating Psychiatric Patients With Psoriasis: Clinical Considerations
Intellectual disability affects an individual’s functioning in everyday life. The risk for a psychiatric disorder is greater in persons with ID than in those with intelligence in the normal range. Drs Kendall and Owen give a comprehensive overview of IDIntellectual Disability and Psychiatric Comorbidity: Challenges and Clinical Issues
Identifying comorbid anxiety disorders as potential treatment targets may contribute to more positive outcomes for patients with schizophrenia
Treating Comorbid Anxiety Disorders in Patients With Schizophrenia: A New Pathway