Risk Factors of Metabolic Syndrome Among Patients Receiving Antipsychotics: A Retrospective Study

Samer Hammoudeh, Hawra Al Lawati, Suhaila Ghuloum, Huma Iram, Arij Yehya, Imen Becetti, Nora Al-fakhri, Hany Ghabrash, Mena Shehata, Nighat Ajmal, Iman Amro, Hira Safdar, Yassin Eltorki & Hassen Al-Amin
This study aimed to assess the differential effects of first-generation (FGA) and second-generation antipsychotics (SGA) on the prevalence of risk factors for metabolic syndrome among mentally ill patients in Qatar. We also wanted to check if there is proper adherence with the guidelines for prescribing antipsychotics and the monitoring of metabolic effects in this population. We collected the available retrospective data (socio-demographic, psychiatric, anthropometric, and metabolic measures) from the records of 439 patients maintained on...
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