Journal article

Hyperprolactinemia, prolactin-related side effects and quality of life in Chinese psychiatric patients

Feng-Rong An, Rui Yang, Zhi-Min Wang, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Helen FK Chiu, Ping-Ping Wu, Xin Jin, Lu Li, Grace KI Lok, Yu-Tao Xiang

COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRY | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

PURPOSE: To examine the frequency of hyperprolactinemia and the socio-demographic, clinical, and quality of life (QOL) correlates. The frequency of prolactin-related side effects and associated subjective experiences were also examined. METHODS: A cohort of 1364 psychiatric inpatients were consecutively recruited and evaluated. Basic socio-demographic and clinical data were collected. Psychopathology, prolactin-related side effects were measured using standardized instruments. QOL was assessed using the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 12. RESULTS: The frequency of hyperprolactinemia was 61.3% in the whole sample; 61.6% in female and 60.8% in male patients. There was no significant associat..

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