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Treatment Recommendations for Psychiatrists

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Patients with schizophrenia suffer elevated rates of diabetes, cardiovascular morbidity, and mortality due to multiple risk factors including obesity and unhealthy lifestyle habits. Further, treatment with certain atypical antipsychotic medications can worsen these already elevated independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Clinicians should make every effort to prevent and lower all these risks when treating schizophrenia patients.’ ‹


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