People with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders are more likely to experience additional health problems and are more likely to die at a younger age than people without mental health problems.
This project involves an analysis of the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) data set (January 2003-December 2012) to identify: the problems and disorders for which people with ID seek medical and mental health care in Australia, the way in which the problems and disorders are man
People with intellectual disability (ID) are a minority group who experience very poor mental health status, major barriers in access to mental health services and treatments, and an impoverished service system characterised by poor cross-sector coordination and poor preparedness of staff to meet
This project involves a number of components aimed at determining the current capacity of the NSW mental health workforce in the area of intellectual disability mental health, and to define the core attributes that they require to deliver a quality mental health service that meets the needs of pe
The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry has been successful in obtaining a NSW Health Innovation Grant to develop an app that can be used to support mental health assessment of people with intellectual disability and significant communication difficulties.
Compared to the general population, people with intellectual disabilities are more likely to experience multiple health disadvantages including an elevated mortality rate and lower age of death. They are also at increased risk of dying from potentially avoidable causes.