To the Editor In their article in JAMA Psychiatry, Pillinger and colleagues1 shed light on the association between schizophrenia and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, showing that patients are at increased risk for diabetes from the onset of illness and not only as a consequence of long-term treatment and chronic illness. But these data also beg the question as to why there is abnormal glucose metabolism and bioenergetics in the disorder.
Bortolasci CC, Berk M, Walder K. First-Episode Schizophrenia and Diabetes Risk. JAMA Psychiatry. 2017;74(7):761. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.0760
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