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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95-99

Metabolic syndrome in a sample of patients with bipolar disorder in Sharkia governorate


Psychiatry Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt

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MD Mohamed G. Negm
Psychiatry Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1110-1105.134195

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Introduction Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a group of metabolic abnormalities that include abnormal glucose metabolism, central obesity, dyslipidemia, reduced high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, and hypertension. Patients and methods A random sample consisted of 50 bipolar patients recruited from psychiatric outpatient's clinics of Zagazig University Hospitals, whether or not would be admitted to the inpatients wards. The following scales were administered: Young Mania Rating Scale, Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale, and Zagazig Depression Scale. Results Our cross-sectional observation confirms that MetS is highly prevalent in patients with bipolar disorder. We found a prevalence of MetS of 64% among patients with bipolar disorder, which is approximately double (30%) the rate reported in our general population sample. Conclusion There is a need for psychoeducational programs including healthier eating habits and lifestyle advice in patients with bipolar disorder. Clinicians should be aware of the metabolic issues when treating these patients.


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