Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among patients receiving clozapine.

  title={Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among patients receiving clozapine.},
  author={J. Steven Lamberti and David Olson and John F Crilly and Telva E. Olivares and Geoffrey Colin Williams and Xin Tu and Wan Tang and Karen Wiener and Steven Dvorin and Marci B Dietz},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={163 7},
OBJECTIVE This study compared the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among outpatients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder receiving clozapine with a matched comparison group from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. METHOD Ninety-three outpatients and a matched group of 2,701 comparison subjects were compared according to National Cholesterol Education Program criteria. Outpatient data were obtained through physical assessments, laboratory testing, and reviews… CONTINUE READING