Diabetes mellitus and schizophrenia: historical perspective.

  title={Diabetes mellitus and schizophrenia: historical perspective.},
  author={Dora Kohen},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry. Supplement},
  • Dora Kohen
  • Published 2004 in The British journal of psychiatry. Supplement
BACKGROUND Although recent research has focused on the possible role of antipsychotic medications in the development of diabetes mellitus, studies conducted in the pre-neuroleptic era suggest that schizophrenia itself might predispose individuals to diabetes. AIMS To test the hypothesis that diabetes mellitus is an integral part of schizophrenia. METHOD Historical literature review. RESULTS Many people with severe mental illnesses, including dementia praecox, showed abnormal responses to… CONTINUE READING


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