Physical health and wellbeing of emerging and young adults with mental illness: An integrative review of international literature

Andrea Mccloughen, Kim FOSTER, Michelle Huws-Thomas, Cynthia Delgado

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Abstract

Physical health in people with mental illness is often compromised. Chronic physical conditions and disease risk factors occur at higher rates than in the general population. Although substantial research exists regarding mental-physical comorbidities in middle to older-aged adults and mental illness consequential to childhood physical illness, research addressing physical health in young people/emerging adults of 16-24years with primary mental illnesses is minimal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-288
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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