Swedish clinical guidelines-Prevention and management of metabolic risk in patients with severe psychiatric disorders

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Individuals with severe psychiatric disorders are more likely than the population at large to develop metabolic derangements such as overweight and diabetes. Cardiovascular disease is also more frequently seen in this group. Contributing factors may include inappropriate diet or lack of physical activity, but antipsychotic medication may also play a role. Seven Swedish specialist medical societies have collaborated in formulating a set of concise clinically applicable guidelines-reproduced here in modified form-for the prevention and management of metabolic risk in this patient group. The importance of implementation is emphasized.


  • Dan Gothefors
  • Rolf Adolfsson
  • Stig Attvall
  • David Erlinge
  • Hakan Jarbin
  • Kjell Lindstrom
  • Yvonne Linne von Hausswolff-Juhlin
  • Roland Morgell
  • Eva Toft
  • Urban Osby
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Psychiatry


  • disease, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Weight gain, Physical health, disorder, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Severe mental illness, Severe mental disorder, Guidelines, Clinical practice guidelines
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-302
JournalNordic Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch