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
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..View full abstract
The collection of data and the associated prevalence study was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Debra Foley and Andrew Mackinnon thank the Colonial Foundation (Australia) and the Australian Federal Government for their support of Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and their support of their work on this manuscript.