Antipsychotics and the risk of diabetes: a general data review.

  title={Antipsychotics and the risk of diabetes: a general data review.},
  author={Thierry Bottai and Ph Quintin and El{\'e}na Perrin},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  volume={20 Suppl 4},
Recently, attention has focused on a potential link between schizophrenia and diabetes, with speculation that this potential association is stronger in patients who are prescribed atypical antipsychotics. Pharmacoepidemiological studies can help to evaluate this potential association. Source data on the incidence of diabetes in patients treated with antipsychotics is available in the FDA MedWatch database, prescription claims databases and other patient registries. These data indicate that… CONTINUE READING


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