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Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2011;13(1). pii: PCC.10br01006. doi: 10.4088/PCC.10br01006.

Acute psychosis and type 2 diabetes mellitus:should screening guidelines be revised?

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Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA. lbauer@partners.org

Abstract

Although psychosis increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes, the temporal relationship between the onset of psychosis and the onset of diabetes has not been studied. We present 6 cases of acute psychosis, which led to the new diagnosis of type 2 diabetes during inpatient psychiatric admission within days to weeks of the psychotic episode. The implications of these findings and the efficacy of current diabetes screening guidelines are discussed.

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