Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Increased cardiometabolic dysfunction in first-degree relatives of patients with psychotic disorders


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Something all family members should know and take appropriate steps to avoid heart attacks:

Conclusion:

This finding suggests the possibility of overlapping genetic contributions to CMD and psychosis. Increased somatic disease burden in relatives of people with psychotic disorders points to need for early detection and preventive efforts in this population.

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