Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Ali, EmanFathi

Association between Lifestyle Modification and Side Effects of Antipsychotics Among Schizophrenia Patients

Mohab Mounir Fawzi; Nagda Mohamed Elmasry; EmanFathi Ali; Rofaida Mohammed Abdelmoez

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 4516-4529

Background:schizophrenia is a chronic disease which has an impact on patient`s health and quality of life. This is occurred by negative symptoms of the disease, accompanied withpoor lifestyle, and under the side effects of antipsychotics, which varied from poor diet, low energy, increase weight to comorbid metabolic syndrome. Previous researchers had found a correlation between the impact of disease and medications on adherence to treatment, which in return worse the prognosis. The goal was to find out if modification of lifestyle among schizophrenia patients may affect the side effects of anti-psychotics, including metabolic syndrome or one of its criteria