The effect of antipsychotic medication on metabolic syndrome
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The effect of antipsychotic medication on metabolic syndrome

Martin Jones Associate director of nursing, The Ridgewood Centre, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Adrian Jones Nurse consultant, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham

This article highlights the need for mental health nurses to take a proactive role in the identification and prevention of metabolic syndrome to improve quality of life for patients with schizophrenia. A range of strategies to help mental health nurses address some of the physical health problems associated with metabolic syndrome in individuals with schizophrenia is outlined.

Nursing Standard. 22, 48,43-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.08.22.48.43.c6636

Correspondence

martin.jones@sabp.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review