Management of cardiovascular disease risk in people with comorbid mental illness: A cross sectional study in Australian general practice

Genevieve Coorey*, Anna Campain, John Mulley, Tim Usherwood, Julie Redfern, Mark Harris, Nicholas Zwar, David Peiris

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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Psychological distress is associated with increased incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and can negatively impact self-management for CVD risk factor control (Hare et al., 2014). For people with mental illness, prevention services, monitoring and treatment for chronic medical conditions, including CVD, may be suboptimal compared with the general population (Firth et al., 2019). Reasons include mental health needs taking priority over physical needs, increased complexity from managing multiple comorbidities, differential rates of access and care utilisation, prescribing medications that may increase CVD risk and a greater influence of social determinants of health (Firth et al., 2019; Kurdyak and Gnam, 2004).
Original languageEnglish
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 31 Oct 2022

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