Heart Disease, Schizophrenia, and Affective Psychoses: Epidemiology of Risk in Primary Care
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A retrospective cohort design was used to study risk factors and cardiovascular end points among adults, with and without psychoses, receiving primary care. Earlier onset of risk factors and heart disease was noted among individuals with schizophrenia compared to those with affective psychoses and no disabilities. Patients with schizophrenia had increased relative risk for obesity, congestive heart failure, dementia, depression and death, while patients with affective psychoses had increased risk for dementia and diabetes.
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