Medical Illnesses in People with Schizophrenia

P. El-Mallakh, Patricia B. Howard, Brittany N. Evans

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-611
Number of pages21
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2010


  • Access to care
  • Medical illnesses
  • Psychiatric nursing
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing (all)


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