Severe mental illness and premature death: Research spotlight

Dr Jayati Das-Munshi, a Health Foundation/Academy of Medical Sciences Clinician Scientist Fellow, has today published work in The Lancet Psychiatry.

She found that people with severe mental illness have higher chances of premature death from natural causes and suicide, irrespective of ethnicity. The research also highlighted an intriguing possibility that people from some ethnic minority groups with severe mental illness living in areas that are ethnically diverse can have better health outcomes than others. She hopes to explore the reasons underlying this in the future.

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Dr Jayati Das-Munshi is a Health Foundation/Academy of Medical Sciences Clinician Scientist Fellow. These fellowships enable talented clinicians to pursue academic research alongside their clinical practice in order to make long-term improvements in healthcare. She is based at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience of King’s College London.

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