Specialist Updates

Psych patients not screened for metabolic syndrome

Australian psychiatrists are poor at monitoring for metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients on antipsychotic medication, according to survey results.

More than half of around 1,000 psychiatrists replying to a questionnaire said they had no established metabolic monitoring protocol or guidelines, with 13% saying they wouldn’t even know how to go about screening for MetS.

Fewer than half of psychiatrists said