Volume 8, Issue 1 (7-2002)                   IJPCP 2002, 8(1): 57-60 | Back to browse issues page

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Objectives: The study was implemented to investigate the prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus in the hospitalized patients suffering from bipolar disorder in Shiraz.

Method: The subjects were 384 bipolar patients (192 female and 192 male) hospitalized in the psychiatric wards of Ibne’Sina and Hafez hospitals in Shiraz. The subjects' age range was between 13 to 85 years their history of diabetes was evaluated and then compared with the general population in terms of prevalence of the disorder.

Findings: 7 females and 9 males were diagnosed with diabetes, of whom only one was diagnosed with type II diabetes. The prevalence of diabetes among the population under study was 4.2%, which was significantly different from that of the general population.

Results: The study implies that the comorbidity of the two disorders might be due to genetic inheritance, a cause-effect relationship, the presence of a shared disorder involving specific brain areas, or the effect of the medication.


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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: General
Received: 2007/11/1