Metabolic syndrome : relevance to psychiatry
Javed, Afzal and Afzal, Maryam (2008) Metabolic syndrome : relevance to psychiatry. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol.24 (No.1). pp. 181-186. ISSN 1682-024XFull text not available from this repository.
The treatment of mental illnesses is receiving considerable attention in the current medical literature and has been a focus of reviews for adapting a holistic approach for recognition and management of the physical health needs of these patients. Metabolic syndrome, a major public health problem linked to cardiovascular and other morbidities, has gained a significant importance in clinical settings and patients with severe mental illnesses who are at higher risk for different components of this syndrome due to their illness and its treatment require careful and regular monitoring in this regard. This article summarises the current thinking about the concept, nature and extent of this syndrome with special reference to mental health and discusses its relevance in the current management of these disorders.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Health and Social Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Metabolic syndrome -- Risk factors, Antipsychotic drugs, Health behavior, Mental illness -- Treatment|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences|
|Publisher:||Professional Medical Publications|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 181-186|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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