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Comment & Response
July 2017

First-Episode Schizophrenia and Diabetes Risk

Author Affiliations
  • 1Centre for Molecular and Medical Research, School of Medicine, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • 2IMPACT Strategic Research Centre, School of Medicine, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
JAMA Psychiatry. 2017;74(7):761. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.0760

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.

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