Comorbidity of mental disorders and physical conditions 2007 – AIHW – 10 February 2012

Posted on February 13, 2012. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: |

Comorbidity of mental disorders and physical conditions 2007 – AIHW – 10 February 2012

“This report investigates the prevalence of mental illness in association with common chronic diseases and shows that in 2007: 12% of Australians aged 16-85 had a mental disorder and a physical condition at the same time; the most common comorbidity was anxiety disorder combined with a physical condition, affecting around 1.4 million (9%) Australian adults; people living in the most disadvantaged areas of Australia were 65% more likely to have comorbidity than those living in the least disadvantaged areas.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-264-3; Cat. no. PHW 155; 42pp.

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