Weight gain associated with taking psychotropic medication: An integrative review

Andrea Mccloughen, Kim FOSTER

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Abstract

People with serious mental illness have higher morbidity and mortality rates than general populations, and overweight/obesity-related conditions are prevalent. Psychotropic medications are a primary factor in significant weight gain. Adolescents and young adults, particularly those with first-episode psychoses taking atypical antipsychotics, are susceptible to weight gain. This paper reports findings from an integrative review of research investigating the impact and treatment of psychotropic-induced weight gain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-222
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Weight gain associated with taking psychotropic medication: An integrative review. / Mccloughen, Andrea; FOSTER, Kim.

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