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Why is cardiometabolic risk monitoring important?

Herbert Mwebe Senior lecturer in mental health, Department of Mental Health and Social Work, Middlesex University, London

Tips for nurses on monitoring the physical risk factors for people with mental illness who are being teated with antipsychotic medications

People with mental illness, especially those with severe mental illness (SMI) such as psychosis, have a life expectancy shortened by 20 years compared with the general population (Pradhan and Joshi 2018).

Mental Health Practice. 26, 2, 20-21. doi: 10.7748/mhp.26.2.20.s8

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