Mental disorders in obese patients with and without metabolic syndrome

B. Carpiniello, F. Pinna, R. Pili, F. Velluzzi, A. Loviselli

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Objective: The authors sought to evaluate lifetime prevalence of mental disorders in patients affected by metabolic syndrome compared with patients affected by central obesity alone. Methods: One hundred eighty-six (63.5%) patients affected by central obesity and 107 (36.5%) affected by metabolic syndrome according to ICF criteria were interviewed by means of SCID I and SCID II. Results: Axis I and axis II lifetime prevalence were respectively 53.8% and 30.1% among patients with central obesity, 50.5% and 28% among patients with metabolic syndrome, differences which were not significant. No statistically significant differences were found between groups as far as each single axis I and II diagnostic category was considered. Conclusion: Metabolic syndrome is not associated with a higher risk of mental disorders compared to central obesity alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-375
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • central obesity
  • lifetime prevalence
  • mental disorders
  • metabolic syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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