ISBN 9783318026030,Comorbidity of Mental and Physical Disorders

Comorbidity of Mental and Physical Disorders

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N.SARTORIUS

Publisher:

S Karger Pub

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ISBN 9783318026030
Publisher

S Karger Pub

Publication Year 2014
ISBN-13

ISBN 9783318026030

ISBN-10 3318026034
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 188 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Body & health

Dealing with physical illnesses and mental disorders when they occur together

This publication presents evidence about the magnitude and severe consequences of comorbidity of mental and physical illnesses from a personal and societal perspective. Leading experts address the huge burden of co-morbidity to the affected individual as well as the public health aspects, the costs to society and interaction with factors stemming from the context of socioeconomic developments. The authors discuss the clinical challenge of managing cardiovascular illnesses, cancer, infectious diseases and other physical illness when they occur with a range of mental and behavioral disorders, including substance abuse, eating disorders and anxiety. Also covered are the organization of health services, the training of different categories of health personnel and the multidisciplinary engagement necessary to prevent and manage comorbidity effectively.
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