TITLE

Metabolic monitoring for patients on antipsychotic medication: are we failing to provide reasonable standard of physical healthcare?

AUTHOR(S)
Eapen, Valsamma
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Evidence Based Nursing;Jul2012, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p97
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's comment on a study which examines practices of metabolic monitoring among patients treated with antipsychotic medication. She notes the vulnerability of patient with mental illness to weight gain and metabolic risk induced by antipsychotic agents. Moreover, the author cites the need to address the research gap through investigation of optimal methods of detecting, preventing and treating metabolic risk in mentally-ill patients.
ACCESSION #
77598957

 

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