Well-being, physical and mental health: part 3. Helping service users cope with schizophrenia
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Well-being, physical and mental health: part 3. Helping service users cope with schizophrenia

Bob Price Independent health services training consultant, Surrey, England

Schizophrenia affects the mental well-being of service users but also their physical and social well-being. This article explores the causes of schizophrenia and how the illness can contribute to self-neglect. The interaction of mental and physical health in people with schizophrenia is explored and how mental health nurses might work with colleagues to help service users to cope. A case study is used to illustrate how healthcare professionals from different backgrounds worked with a service user and his family to help manage his self-care and improve his well-being. This is the third article in a series on well-being, physical and mental health.

Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2019.e1349

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

altanprice@sky.com

Conflict of interest

None declared

Price B (2019) Well-being, physical and mental health: part 3. Helping service users cope with schizophrenia. Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2019.e1349

Published online: 04 September 2019

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