Diabète et schizophrénie, quels liens?

Translated title of the contribution: Diabetes and schizophrenia, which links?

Emmanuel Stip, Constantin Tranulis, Nancy Légaré, Marie Josée Poulin

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What is observed: Epidemiology and clinical practice show an increased prevalence of diabetes in schizophrenic patients, preceding even the use of antipsychotics. Several pathophysiological mechanisms have been proposed to explain the phenomenon, although none is completely satisfactory. Severe consequences: Diabetic schizophrenics exhibit a significantly greater number of other physical diseases than non-diabetic schizophrenic patients. These diseases are at the origin of early mortality and reduced quality of life. The need for screening: Schizophrenic patients should be included in the groups of those at risk for diabetes, together with patients treated with anti-psychotics. Diabetes is diagnosed if fasting blood sugar is > 7.Ommol/L and a glucose tolerance test > 11,1 mmol/L. In practice: The epidemiology and extent of the impact on mortality and morbidity of the association between schizophrenia and diabetes mellitus requires particular attention of the practitioners and the screening for diabetes, its prevention and treatment must be conducted according to regularly updated guidelines.

Translated title of the contributionDiabetes and schizophrenia, which links?
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)1566-1571
Number of pages6
JournalPresse Medicale
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - Oct 11 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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