Cardiovascular Risk significantly increases in patients With serious mental disorders
A study in Journal of the American Heart Association compared estimated 10‐year and 30‐year cardiovascular risk in primary care patients with and without serious mental illness like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder. Study found that the significantly increased cardiovascular risk associated with serious mental disorders is evident even in young adults. This suggests the importance of addressing uncontrolled major cardiovascular risk factors in those with serious mental disorders at as early an age as possible.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)