Schizophrenia, the metabolic syndrome and diabetes

Holt, R.I.G., Peveler, R.C. and Byrne, C.D. (2004) Schizophrenia, the metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 21, (6), 515-523. (doi:10.1111/j.1464-5491.2004.01199.x).


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The prevalence of diabetes is increased in patients with schizophrenia. Although many reasons, including hereditary and lifestyle factors, contribute to this association, recently there has been heightened interest in the subject because of the link between the use of the newer atypical anti-psychotic drugs and the development of diabetes. These drugs cause significant weight gain and this may be one of the mechanisms by which they increase incident diabetes. The increased prevalence of diabetes among people with schizophrenia has implications for the delivery of care by psychiatrists, diabetologists and primary care.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1111/j.1464-5491.2004.01199.x
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Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Community Clinical Sciences
ePrint ID: 25629
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Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:47

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