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Role of anticholinergic medications in patients requiring long-term antipsychotic treatment for psychotic disorders

World Health Organization, Eds.: WHO, (2012)

Q6: In individuals with psychotic disorders (including schizophrenia) who require long term antipsychotic treatment, are anticholinergic medications more effective in preventing or reducing extrapyramidal side-effects and/or improving treatment adherence than placebo/treatment as usual?

Eating disorders

P. Hay; J. Morris, Eds.: IACAPAP, (2016)

Other disorders Chapter H.1

Module: Psychoses

World Health Organization WHO, (2015)

Overview Learning objectives • Promote respect and dignity for people with psychoses. • Name common presentations of psychoses. • Name assessment principles of psychoses. • Name management principles of psychoses. • Perform an assessment for psychoses. • Use effective communication skills when interacting with a person psychoses. • Assess and manage physical health concerns in psychoses. • Assess and manage emergency presentations of psychoses. • Provide psychosocial interventions to persons with psychoses and their carers. • Deliver pharmacological interventions as needed and appropriate in psychoses considering special populations. • Plan and performs follow-up sessions for people with psychoses. • Refer to specialist and links with outside agencies for psychoses as appropriate and available.

Addressing comorbidity between mental disorders and major noncommunicable diseases

World Health Organization WHO; Regional Office for Europe, (2017)

Reduced healthy life expectancy due to the high burden of both mental ill health and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) is a major public health concern in the European Region. The links between mental disorders and major NCDs are well established. In clinical practice, however, mental disorders in patients with NCDs as well as NCDs in patients with mental disorders are often overlooked. Premature mortality and disability could be reduced if there were a greater focus on comorbidity. This report addresses the needs of adults of working age with mental health problems – those with common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety and those with more severe conditions such as schizophrenia and bi-polar affective disorder. It also addresses the needs of those with NCDs, specifically cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes mellitus.

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