We are a group of clinicians that are passionate about closing the gap between mental and physicial health through research and education.
Mental and physical health are deeply interlinked.
Physical illness can lead to mental health problems and vice-versa.
We talk weather, we talk headaches, we talk sport, we talk cramps. We ask patients about rashes and periods. Why don't we talk about mental health?!
Mental health problems are common within the medical profession, including depression, anxiety, alcohol or drug addiction and burnout.
Basrah Spinal Study
Our prospective study at Basrah Medical College in Iraq started in summer 2020 is ongoing despite the challenges of the pandemic.
More info to follow here in due course.
Thank you all who have helped to distribute or have completed this survey of clinicians in internal medicine if and to what extend they enquire about patients' mental health. Results have been presented at SAM in October 2019 and has been submitted for peer review.
A study looking into the prevalence of psychiatric comorbidity in 2444 patients admitted to a hospital in England. Published in the September 2019 issue of the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
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