Metabolic Syndrome in Schizophrenia

Authors

  • SR Ghimire Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal), Baluwatar, Kathmandu
  • Y Rai Department of Psychiatry, Nobel Medical College, Biratanagar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v6i1.21765

Keywords:

Metabolic Syndrome, Schizophrenia, Obesity

Abstract

Metabolic syndrome (MS), a constellation of interconnected metabolic disorders including obesity (central and abdominal), hyperglycemia, dyslipidemias and hypertension is highly prevalent among patients with schizophrenia. The prevalence of MS varies across countries and ethnic groups. There are multiple determinants of MS among patient with schizophrenia, important being age, sex, ethnic group, longer duration of illness, advanced age, and use of antipsychotics. Early detection and management of metabolic abnormalities could prevent associated premature morbidity and mortality in schizophrenia. Future research is needed to identify and explore genetic determinants of MS in schizophrenia which could help to prevent and manage the illness in better way.

J Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal Vol .6(1), 2017, p.3-11

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Author Biographies

SR Ghimire, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal), Baluwatar, Kathmandu

Consultant Psychiatrist and Project Manager

Y Rai, Department of Psychiatry, Nobel Medical College, Biratanagar

Lecturer

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Published

2018-11-20

How to Cite

Ghimire, S., & Rai, Y. (2018). Metabolic Syndrome in Schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal, 6(1), 3–11. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v6i1.21765

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Review Articles