Management of Medication-Related Cardiometabolic Risk in Patients with Severe Mental Illness

@inproceedings{Lang2013ManagementOM,
  title={Management of Medication-Related Cardiometabolic Risk in Patients with Severe Mental Illness},
  author={Donna J. Lang and Alasdair M Barr and Ric M Procyshyn},
  booktitle={Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports},
  year={2013}
}
Severe psychotic disorders, which on their own may be a risk factor for metabolic disorder and cardiovascular illness, are clinically compounded by the significant adverse side effects of antipsychotic medications. The majority of patients with severe psychotic disorders (i.e., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, mania, and depression) must take antipsychotic medications to treat their psychoses and, subsequently, will require efficacious interventions to manage the metabolic consequences of… CONTINUE READING
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