Diabetes , Psychiatric Disorders , and the Metabolic Effects of Antipsychotic Medications

  title={Diabetes , Psychiatric Disorders , and the Metabolic Effects of Antipsychotic Medications},
  author={M. D. Hern{\'a}ndez Llorente and Victoria Urrutia},
Diabetes is considered to be one of the most psychologically demanding of the chronic medical illnesses and is often associated with several psychiatric disorders. Antipsychotic medications, first introduced in the 1950s, are a vital component of the medical management of several of these psychiatric disorders. These medications are often prescribed by nonpsychiatric physicians. During the period 1997–2000, according to a large U.S. survey, nearly 1% of all health care visits resulted in an… CONTINUE READING
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