Obesity and medical illnesses in psychiatric patients admitted to a long-term psychiatric facility.

@article{Levine2001ObesityAM,
  title={Obesity and medical illnesses in psychiatric patients admitted to a long-term psychiatric facility.},
  author={Joseph Levine and Kadiamada Nanaiah Roy Chengappa and Anushka Patel and A Vagnucci and Vineeth John and Jaspreet Singh Brar and Lokaranjit Chalasani and Haranath Parepally and Rohan Ganguli},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric practice},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={432-9}
}
Obesity and associated medical conditions may have an impact on morbidity and even mortality in patients with psychiatric disorders. The authors present the results of a survey of the prevalence of obesity and selected medical conditions among 420 consecutively admitted psychiatric inpatients at a long-stay facility and compare these data with those reported in the literature. Female psychiatric subjects had considerably higher rates of being either overweight or obese (69%) as compared to… CONTINUE READING