Loneliness, age, cardiovascular and metabolic health in schizophrenia

Loneliness is common in schizophrenia with prevalence estimates as high as 80% among people with schizophrenia. Recent studies among non-psychiatric samples have indicated deleterious effects of loneliness on physical health and mortality, including increased risk of hypertension, central obesity, metabolic syndrome, coronary heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular disorders. The all-cause mortality risk of loneliness is double that from obesity and equivalent to that from smoking ¾ of a pack of cigarettes per day.
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Poster Number: NR - 23 Source Type: research

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Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
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Source: European Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
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Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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