Thursday, 24 November 2011

More needed for Australians with psychotic illness: report

About 64,000 Australians have a psychotic illness and a survey being released today shows most are unable to work full time, they suffer physical health problems and are prone to loneliness.

This is the second national survey of psychotic illness. The first was done 12 years ago. Nearly 2000 people with an illness like schizophrenia were surveyed, making it one of the biggest studies of its kind in the world. Barbara Hocking, the executive director of the mental health charity SANE Australia was an advisor to the study.

People living with psychotic illness 2010 [Full report]

People Living with Psychosis: A SANE Response [SANE Australia]

More needed for Australians with psychotic illness[ABC interview with Barbara Hocking]

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