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Antipsychotic Drugs may Elevate Hyperglycemia Risk

April 15, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study found that diabetic elderly patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication for the first time are at an increased risk of hyperglycemia, especially within the first two weeks of medication regimen. The same study also found that serious hyperglycemic episode among some diabetic older patients who recently started an antipsychotic medication was 50 percent higher compared to their counterparts who haven’t taken the drug for the last 6 months.

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Schizophrenia: High Suicide Rate

December 2, 2011 Category :Health Watch 0

There is a high suicide rate associated with schizophrenia. A recent study showed that 30 percent of patients diagnosed with the condition had attempted suicide at least once during their lifetime. Another study suggested that 10 percent of persons with schizophrenia die by suicide.

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