Metabolic syndrome in drug-naïve and drug-free patients with schizophrenia and in their siblings.

  title={Metabolic syndrome in drug-na{\"i}ve and drug-free patients with schizophrenia and in their siblings.},
  author={Aslı Enez Darcin and Sercin Yalcin Cavus and Nesrin Dilbaz and Hasan Kaya and Eylem Dogan},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  volume={166 1-3},
OBJECTIVES We tested the hypothesis that metabolic disturbances in people with schizophrenia exist as a part of the schizophrenic syndrome, even when the antipsychotic drug effect is eliminated. We aimed to determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among patients with schizophrenia who were antipsychotic drug-naive or drug-free and their siblings for comparison with healthy controls. METHODS One-hundred-two patients with schizophrenia (drug-naïve or drug-free), 64 siblings and 70 age… CONTINUE READING
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