Prevalence and correlates of obesity in a community sample of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

@article{Daumit2003PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and correlates of obesity in a community sample of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.},
  author={Gail L Daumit and Jeanne M Clark and Donald M. Steinwachs and Camelia M Graham and Anthony Lehman and Daniel E. Ford},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={2003},
  volume={191 12},
  pages={799-805}
}
Individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) have a preponderance of weight problems, possibly even greater than the obesity epidemic in the general population. Although atypical antipsychotics cause weight gain, their contribution to obesity has not been characterized in a community setting where individuals may take multiple psychotropics associated with weight gain. Using survey information including measured height and weight from a random sample of Maryland Medicaid… CONTINUE READING