Musculoskeletal injuries and mental illness

Gabrielle Lis

Many Australians experience a mental disorder while also suffering from a musculoskeletal condition. Does one cause the other?

Both musculoskeletal conditions and mental illness are common in Australia's working age population. This factsheet, based on "Bulletin 80" from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare," provides an introduction to both groups of disorders, and outlines the numbers of Australians aged 16-85 who suffer from each. It also provides information about "comorbidity," i.e. the simultaneous occurrence of musculoskel...

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Published 20 September, 2010 | Updated 17 June, 2014