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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007 Aug;64(8):894-9.

Incidence of schizophrenia in a nationwide cohort of patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

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  • 1Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland. hannu.juvonen@ktl.fi

Abstract

CONTEXT:

Patients with schizophrenia have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, very few studies have dealt with the association of type 1 diabetes and schizophrenia. Preliminary evidence points to a possible inverse association.

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the incidence of schizophrenia in a nationwide cohort of patients with type 1 diabetes born in 1950 through 1959 in Finland.

DESIGN:

A cohort study of individuals born in 1950 through 1959 with a follow-up of 1969 through 1991.

SETTING:

Finland.

PATIENTS:

All individuals born in 1950 through 1959 with type 1 diabetes were identified through nationwide registers. The incidence of schizophrenia until 1992 among the total 1950-1959 cohort and in individuals with type 1 diabetes was calculated using information from 3 health care registers.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE:

Incidence of schizophrenia.

RESULTS:

The incidence of schizophrenia was 0.21 per 10 000 person-years in the group with type 1 diabetes and 0.56 per 10 000 person-years in the group without type 1 diabetes (P < .001).

CONCLUSION:

The incidence of schizophrenia is decreased in patients with type 1 diabetes.

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