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Prognosis in obesity: Obesity in severe mental illness poses particular problems

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7514.452-b (Published 18 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:452
  1. Paul Mackin, academic specialist registrar in psychiatry (paul.mackin@ncl.ac.uk),
  2. Allan H Young, professor of psychiatry
  1. Department of Psychiatry, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP
  2. Department of Psychiatry, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP

    EDITOR—Lean's editorial on prognosis in obesity is a timely contribution to the literature on the relation between increasing weight and physical morbidity and mortality in the general population.1 Obesity is also a problem in people with severe mental illness. Major depressive disorder, bipolar disorders, and schizophrenia rank among the top 10 causes of disability worldwide, …

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