Obesity among Patients with Schizophrenia: When we Fix One Problem and Create AnotherBarbara Pajk*
University Psychiatric Clinic Ljubljana, Slovenia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Barbara Pajk
Clinic Ljubljana Slovenia
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Received date: July 22, 2016; Accepted date: July 30, 2016; Published date: August 06, 2016
Citation: Pajk B (2016) Obesity among Patients with Schizophrenia: When we Fix One Problem and Create Another . Clin Exp Psychol 2:135 doi:10.4172/2471-2701.1000135
Copyright: ©2016 Pajk B. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
One day I had a conversation with one of my patient with schizophrenia at his home. He was discharged from the hospital and admitted to a Community psychiatric treatment, where I worked at that time. He was stable, without symptoms. However at that moment his major problem and the main reason for his admission to a Community psychiatric treatment was social isolation. He told me: “I was admitted to a hospital because I had voices, and I was really scared, so I didn’t left the house. Psychiatrist at the ward gave me an antipsychotic medication, and symptoms slowly vanished. Now I am at home, I don’t hear voices, I am not afraid anymore, but I don’t socialize with other people and I don’t go out of the house. I am ashamed because of my obesity, I have gained 30 kilograms”.