The World Health Organization (WHO) has published guidelines for improving adult physical health, including bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and severe depression.
In the WHO statement, adolescents with severe mental disorders say the lifetime of the general population is reduced from 10 to 20 years.
According to WHO, new guidelines are for people with a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis, and hepatitis B and C, as well as tobacco dependents, alcohol, or other substances and / or overweight.
The international body explains that most of the premature deaths are due to the fact that most of the patients do not have access to comprehensive medical services, screening tests and physical and mental health improvement.
The guideline offers a number of recommendations for a healthy lifestyle, such as a diet, physical activity, and cessation of smoking, psychosocial support and medicines, taking into account the potential interactions of various medicines for your health. mental and physical
Provides individual health care in WHO, adjustments to health systems and community-level actions.
The WHO Guidance is primarily intended for healthcare workers providing services to persons with severe mental disorders at all levels: primary health care, specialized centers and hospitals.
WHO notes that "it is necessary to adapt health information systems to collect data on medical personnel training, delivery of appropriate medications and use of the service".
WHO recommends a broader social context such as community support and family and stigma reduction programs. "It collects periodic information from the Ministries of Health of WHO member states to assess the effectiveness and effectiveness of these guidelines and to identify areas where improvements need to be improved," the agency reports.