Success Factor 1: Increased Life Expectancy
People living with psychosis die 23 years earlier than the general population. This is due to poor physical health and a suicide rate 50% times higher than the general population.
Psychosis Australia supports research that finds new treatments to help people living with psychosis to improve their overall health, and to live longer and healthier lives.
Research is needed to improve the quality of treatments and care provided to people with additional health problems, such as poor physical health, or drug and alcohol abuse.
For further information about these research projects, contact Professor Alison Yung, Research Advisor Council Chair.