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.
Mccloughen, A., & FOSTER, K. (2011). Weight gain associated with taking psychotropic medication: An integrative review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 20(3), 202-222. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1447-0349.2010.00721.x