Description of a healthy lifestyle intervention for people with serious mental illness taking second-generation antipsychotics

Tanya Park, Kim Usher, Kim FOSTER

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Abstract

Weight gain and obesity has reached epidemic proportions, with the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) reaching 20-25% of the global population. MetS is a cluster of metabolic abnormalities, including weight gain, associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stroke. While individuals in the general population are at risk of physical conditions, such as MetS, people with mental illness are at even higher risk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-437
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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