PsychU Spotlight:
Wellness & Cognitive Health

Wellness – being in good physical and mental health – is important for all individuals, including those that suffer from mental illness. Increased early mortality rates of individuals with serious mental illness can often be attributed to physical health related illnesses like cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes, making measuring physical wellness for this population particularly important.i However, some individuals with mental illness suffer cognitive impairment, further complicating efforts to improve education about and adherence towards treatment that would improve their physical and mental wellness.ii Given the significant effects that cognitive health and wellness play in health care outcomes for individuals with mental illness, PsychU encourages you to browse our specially curated collection below, and to check out our newly launched Wellness Topic Library!

iSubstance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (n.d.) Wellness. Retrieved February 3, 2017 from https://www.samhsa.gov/wellness
iiMental Illness Policy Org (n.d.) Cognitive impairment: A major problem for individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Retrieved February 3, 2017 from http://mentalillnesspolicy.org/medical/cognitive-impairment.html

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