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Nurs Stand. 2008 Aug 6-12;22(48):43-8.

The effect of antipsychotic medication on metabolic syndrome.

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  • 1The Ridgewood Centre, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. martin.jones@sabp.nhs.uk

Abstract

This article highlights the need for mental health nurses to take a proactive role in the identification and prevention of metabolic syndrome to improve quality of life for patients with schizophrenia. A range of strategies to help mental health nurses address some of the physical health problems associated with metabolic syndrome in individuals with schizophrenia is outlined.

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