publication . Other literature type . 2010

METABOLIC SYNDROME IN PATIENTS WITH PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS: diagnostic issues, comorbidity and side effects of antipsychotics

Kozumplik, Oliver; Uzun, Suzana; Jakovljević, Miro;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Psychiatria Danubina, volume 22, issue 1 (issn: 0353-5053, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medicinska naklada
Background: Metabolic syndrome and other cardiovascular risk factors are highly prevalent in people with schizophrenia. Metabolic syndrome can contribute to significant morbidity and premature mortality and should be accounted for in the treatment of mental disorders. Along with results of numerous investigations regarding metabolic syndrome, different issues have occurred. The aim of this article is to review literature regarding diagnostic and treatment of metabolic syndrome and point at some issues regarding diagnostic and treatment of metabolic syndrome in patients with psychotic disorders and in general population. Content analysis of literature: Literature...
free text keywords: psychotic disorder; metabolic syndrome; side effects; antipsychotics
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