Ultrasonography detected a higher incidence of gallstones in psychiatric inpatients.

A total of 105 psychiatric inpatients (55 men, 50 women) were investigated for gallstones and associated factors by means of ultrasonography. Gallstones were detected in 27 (26%) of the 105 patients. The overall incidence tended to be higher in female patients than in males. The duration of mental illness and neuroleptic medication in patients with… CONTINUE READING