Journal article

Common familial risk factors for schizophrenia and diabetes mellitus

Debra L Foley, Andrew Mackinnon, Vera A Morgan, Gerald F Watts, David J Castle, Anna Waterreus, Cherrie A Galletly

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The co-occurrence of type 2 diabetes and psychosis is an important form of medical comorbidity within individuals, but no large-scale study has evaluated comorbidity within families. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is evidence for familial comorbidity between type 2 diabetes and psychosis. METHOD: Data were analysed from an observational study of a nationally representative sample of 1642 people with psychosis who were in contact with psychiatric services at the time of survey (The 2010 Australian National Survey of Psychosis). Participants were aged 18-64 years and met World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision diagnos..

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