Risk of cardiovascular disease in people taking psychotropic medication: a literature review

Mwebe, Herbert ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7692-7377 and Roberts, Danielle (2019) Risk of cardiovascular disease in people taking psychotropic medication: a literature review. British Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 8 (3) . pp. 136-144. ISSN 2049-5919 [Article] (doi:10.12968/bjmh.2018.0033)

Abstract

In people with serious mental illness, mortality and morbidity are significantly increased compared to the general population. This is often as a result of physical health problems; about two-thirds of premature death in people with serious mental illness has been attributed to natural causes including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Cardiovascular disease risk in people with serious mental illness is higher than the general population, this risk is further increased in those with serious mental illness taking psychotropic medication. In this article, cardiovascular disease risk in serious mental illness, particularly the association with psychotropic interventions and monitoring required, is examined.

Item Type: Article
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Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 35108
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Depositing User: Herbert Mwebe
Date Deposited: 24 May 2022 10:21
Last Modified: 24 May 2022 10:21
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/35108

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