It seems almost conspiratorial. It’s certainly criminal. I posted on a piece from PsychCentral about a week ago talking about similar results while not mentioning that the drugs cause these problems.
I also posted a piece that clearly states these drugs are killing us here and that docs aren’t monitoring us. Now we see medical journals actively keeping docs in the dark about the cause of these “mysterious” metabolic issues in the “chronically mentally ill.” As if it’s the nature of our sick minds and not the drugs that give us metabolic issues.
NOT being explicit about these drugs CAUSING these problems is an egregious omission. And now it’s happening in Australia too and being spread all over the world in this article.
Patients With Schizophrenia At Increased Risk Of Metabolic Syndrome
Patients suffering from schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses are twice as likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome as the general population, according to the results of a recent study published in the Medical Journal of Australia in the article Prevalence of metabolic syndrome among Australians with severe mental illness.
To be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, patients needed to have a combination of several specific criteria, such as high blood pressure, a high fasting blood sugar level and abdominal obesity. People with the metabolic syndrome are at increased risk of early coronary heart disease and death.
The study involved 203 patients with a mental illness requiring treatment with an antipsychotic medication seen at the mental health service in metropolitan Perth, Western Australia. It found that 54% of these patients had metabolic syndrome.
Lead author of the study, Dr Alexander John, said the high prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the group – almost double the prevalence of the Australian population - is worrying.
“Furthermore, the increasing prevalence was not confined to patients with schizophrenia, but occurred among those with a variety of other psychiatric disorders [including bipolar disorder].”