World Mental Health Day: Time to look at ‘hidden’ mental health aspects

gregor.hammerschmidt Cross Party Alliance

Authors: We are celebrating World Mental Health Day on 10 October. This provides a useful occasion to focus on the many aspects related to mental ill health – including how mental health can be a ‘hidden’ but important co-morbidity of other conditions which are normally not directly associated with mental ill health. Phenylketonuria (PKU) is such a condition. It is a rare, multi-faceted, complex and lifelong condition, with seriously challenging consequences for day-to-day living for those affected and their families and carers. It is usually regarded as a metabolic condition as, in essence, a particular liver enzyme (phenylalanine hydroxylase) is …