Psychosis Symptoms Tied To Increased Rate Of Medical Comorbidities.

Medwire (10/16, McDermid) reports that, according to a study published in the October issue of the journal World Psychiatry, “people with symptoms of psychosis have an increased rate of medical comorbidities and unhealthy lifestyle habits even if they do not have a psychiatric diagnosis.” After analyzing “data from 224,254 participants in the World Health Organization World Health Survey,” researchers found that such patients “also had increased rates of healthcare indicators such as nonpsychiatric hospital stays, and prescribed medications.”

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— “Psychotic symptoms alone denote medical health risk, “Eleanor McDermid, Medwire News, October 16, 2013.

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