Metabolic Syndrome in Persons with Mental Disorders:The Challenge Issue for Mental Health and Psychiatric Nurses
Keywords:metabolic syndrome, mental disorders, mental health and psychiatric nurse
AbstractThe World Health Organization (WHO) reviewed evidence for effective treatments of mental disorders,and concluded that a combined psychosocial and pharmacological approach is likely to yield the best results.Recently, many research results have been shown the successful of drugs development especially the newgeneration antipsychotic agents. Although there are significantly demonstrate of psychotic treatment outcomesagents associated to the high risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in persons with chronic mental health disorderswhen finishing longitudinal study. Now, this crucial mental health issue may be overlooked because of emphasizingonly psychotic symptoms control. Therefore, the objectives of this article are set for providing health professionsto familiar with this importance situation particularly mental health and psychiatric nurses including definition,aetiology, diagnosis criteria and several guidelines for treatment. Moreover, the author demonstrates the essentialof metabolic syndrome prevention management as well as reflects the challenging of nursing role in long-termcare.
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