Priority 14 from the Alcohol-related Liver Disease PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What is the relationship between alcohol-related liver disease and mental illness? (JLA PSP Priority 14)
Overall ranking 14
JLA question ID 0044/14
Explanatory note (including examples of original survey submissions) While research has shown an association between psychological distress and liver disease generally, the extent of such a relationship in ARLD patients and mental illness as a contributing aetiology and/or effect of ARLD is unknown.  "What is the correlation with mental health and alcohol-related liver disease?"     "Is alcohol-related liver disease associated with an increased risk of mental illness and if so is this different compared with similar drinkers who do not have liver disease?"
Evidence None identified
Health Research Classification System category Oral and Gastrointestinnal
Extra information provided by this PSP
Submitted by 1 patient and 1 professional
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0044
PSP name Alcohol-related Liver Disease
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 45 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 16 September 2016