The Prevalence of Sarcopenia in Bipolar Disorder


Bulbul F. , Koca I., Tamam L. , DEMİRKOL M. E. , ÇAKMAK S. , Ersahinoglu E.

NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISEASE AND TREATMENT, vol.16, pp.915-921, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/ndt.s245721
  • Title of Journal : NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISEASE AND TREATMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.915-921

Abstract

Background: Sarcopenia (SP) is a syndrome described as generalized and progressive loss of muscle mass and strength that may cause fall, fractures, disability and death. Oxidative stress might be a probable etiologic factor in SP as well. SP is a comorbid syndrome that is seen in chronic illnesses. If these two considerations are taken together, one may also think that SP could be also seen in bipolar disorder (BD), because it is a chronic disorder and oxidative stress was related to both illnesses. In our study, we proposed to investigate the prevalence of SP in BD patients.