The experience of weight gain as a result of taking second-generation antipsychotic medications: The mental health consumer perspective

Kim Usher, Tanya Park, Kim FOSTER

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This interpretive qualitative study aimed to describe and construct the meaning of the experience of living with the weight gain associated with second-generation antipsychotics. A qualitative study that incorporated the tenets of phenomenology and utilized in-depth interviews was conducted with eight mental health consumers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-806
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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