Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Danish psychiatric outpatients treated with antipsychotics.

@article{KraneGartiser2011PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Danish psychiatric outpatients treated with antipsychotics.},
  author={Karoline Krane-Gartiser and Leif Breum and Charlotte Gl{\"u}mrr and Allan Linneberg and Maiken Merete Madsen and Anne K\oster and Peter Winning Jepsen and Anders Fink-Jensen},
  journal={Nordic journal of psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={65 5},
  pages={345-52}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of the metabolic syndrome, a major risk factor for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, is increasing worldwide and is suggested to be higher among psychiatric patients, especially those on antipsychotic treatment. AIMS To assess the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Danish psychiatric outpatients and compare it with the general population. METHODS In a cross-sectional, observational study in 2007-08, 170 Danish outpatients on antipsychotic drug treatment were… CONTINUE READING
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