2004 issue 4

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Volume 13, issue 4

Review article

Osteoporosis in patients with schizophrenia

ANNA WYSZOGRODZKA-KUCHARSKA1, Jolanta Rabe-Jabłońska1
1. Kliniki Chorób Afektywnych i Psychiatrii Młodzieżowej Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2004, 13 (4), 363-367
Keywords: osteoporosis, hyperprolactinemia, antipsychotic therapy, schizophrenia

Abstract

Aim. This review article deals with the osteoporosis in patients with schizophrenia.

Review. Decreased density of bones leads to the osteopenia and osteoporosis. We discuss the pathogenesis, risk factors and a potential influence of the antipsychotic therapy on osteoporosis. It is generally recognized that patient with schizophrenia suffer from other somatic illness.

Conclusions. Better understanding or the osteoporosis pathogenesis in patients with schizophrenia may help with making diagnosis, introducing the appropriate treatment and developing individual prophylaxis.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Anna Wyszogrodzka-Kucharska,
Klinika Chorób Afektywnych i Psychiatrii Młodzieżowej Uniwersytetu Medycznego,
ul. Czechosłowacka 8/10,
92-216Łódź,
e-mail: anakuch@poczta.onet.pl