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Comment & Response
July 2017

First-Episode Schizophrenia and Diabetes Risk

Author Affiliations
  • 1Weill Institute for Neurosciences, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2Charles E. Schmidt School of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
JAMA Psychiatry. 2017;74(7):761-762. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.0762

To the Editor In their recent systematic review and meta-analysis, Pillinger and colleagues1 examined whether individuals with first-episode schizophrenia exhibit an “inherent risk” for type 2 diabetes. Their study has several limitations, most notably the methodological limitations of the studies contributing to the meta-analysis as well as an overinterpretation of results.

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