This is a blog for the Mental Health Policy Class at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.

October 28, 2009

Weight Gain Associated With Antipsychotic Drugs

Young children and adolescents who take the newest generation of antipsychotic medications risk rapid weight gain and metabolic changes that could lead to diabeteshypertension and other illnesses, according to the biggest study yet of first-time users of the drugs.

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