Publications & Reports

Hepatitis C in people with mental illness: how big is the problem and how do we respond?

Alison Seccull, Jacqui Richmond, Ben Thomas, Helen Herrman
Victorian Public Health Training Scheme, Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Vic, Australia. [email protected]


OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence available on best practice care of people with both hepatitis C and mental illness and its application in a mental health service. METHODS: A literature search was conducted for publications dealing with screening, referral for specialist review and antiviral treatment for this population group. RESULTS: A small number of studies was identified that specifically dealt with screening and treatment for hepatitis C in people with mental illness. CONCLUSIONS: Screening, referral and treatment for hepatitis C in people with mental illness is worthwhile and achievable.


  • Journal: Australasian Psychiatry
  • Published: 01/12/2006
  • Volume: 14
  • Issue: 4
  • Pagination: 374-378