Prevalence and risk of atopic disorders among schizophrenia patients: a nationwide population based study.

@article{Chen2009PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk of atopic disorders among schizophrenia patients: a nationwide population based study.},
  author={Yi-Hua Chen and Hsin-Chien Lee and Herng-Ching Lin},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2009},
  volume={108 1-3},
  pages={191-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Although a body of evidence indicates a link between psychiatric illnesses and allergies, no one has investigated the association between schizophrenia and atopic disorders. The objective of this nationwide population-based study was to examine the prevalence and risk of atopic disorders (asthma, allergic rhinitis, urticaria, and atopic dermatitis) among schizophrenia patients. METHOD This study used data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database covering the years… CONTINUE READING

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