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

Mwebe, H; Roberts, D; (2019) Risk of cardiovascular disease in people taking psychotropic medication: a literature review. British Journal of Mental Health Nursing , 8 (3) pp. 136-144. 10.12968/bjmh.2018.0033. Green open access

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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.

Type: Article
Title: Risk of cardiovascular disease in people taking psychotropic medication: a literature review
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.12968/bjmh.2018.0033
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjmh.2018.0033
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Surgical Biotechnology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10099019
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