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Study of the association of metabolic syndrome with schizophrenia in north eastern part of India

AK Verma, S Bajaj, Sonal Verma, A Varma, LP Meena.

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Background: During last several years there has been growing interest in metabolic abnormalities in Schizophrenia. Studies in this context are lacking in this part of India.

Aims & Objective: To study the association of metabolic syndrome with schizophrenia in North eastern part of India.

Material and Methods: 50 Adult schizophrenic patients diagnosed as per DSM-IV TR Criteria and age and sex matched 50 subjects of control group were included in for prevalence of MetS as per the criteria of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). Informed consent was obtained. The study was approved by local ethical committee.

Results: Maximum numbers of subjects were in the age group 21-30 years and males were more than female in schizophrenia group. 14 (28%) patients in schizophrenia group and 6 (12%) subjects in control group had MetS. The mean Serum triglyceride of schizophrenia (153.41 57.26) was significantly higher (p

Key words: Schizophrenia; Metabolic Syndrome; North Eastern Part of India

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