Metabolic Syndrome and Psychiatric Practice: Clinical and Management Issues

Author(s): Vijender Singh, Bhavuk Garg

Journal Name: Current Psychiatry Reviews
Continued as Current Psychiatry Research and Reviews

Volume 11 , Issue 4 , 2015


Metabolic Syndrome (MS) is a commonly encountered clinical problem in Persons Living with Mental Illnesses (PLMI). Persons Living with Mental Illnesses have a preponderance to develop MS due to many factors. Various psychiatric disorders like Schizophrenia, Bipolar Affective Disorders, Unipolar Depression (Severe Mental Illnesses) are found to be associated with occurrence of MS, irrespective of treatment status. Metabolic abnormalities and MS may be a precursor to development of full-blown disorders like diabetes mellitus, hypertension and its associated complications at large. All the parameters of MS are not commonly studied; however weight gain is more commonly studied in PLMI population. There is a need felt to study further the occurrence of MS in PLMIs getting various psychotropics for its better understanding and management.

Keywords: Metabolic abnormalities, metabolic syndrome, PLMI, prevention of MS, psychiatric practice psychotropics.

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Year: 2015
Published on: 29 September, 2015
Page: [273 - 279]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1573400511666150930000922
Price: $65

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