[Psychotropic drugs induced weight gain: a review of the literature concerning epidemiological data, mechanisms and management].

@article{Ruetsch2005PsychotropicDI,
  title={[Psychotropic drugs induced weight gain: a review of the literature concerning epidemiological data, mechanisms and management].},
  author={Olivier Ruetsch and Annie Viala and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Bardou H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Bardou and P. Martinez Martin and M. N. Vacheron},
  journal={L'Encephale},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 4 Pt 1},
  pages={
          507-16
        }
}
Weight gain is associated with the use of many psychotropic medications, including antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotic drugs, and may have serious long term consequences: it can increase health risks, specifically from overweight (BMI = 25-29.9 kg/m2) to obesity (BMI > or =30 kg/m2), according to Body Mass Index (BMI), and the morbidity associated therewith in a substantial part of patients (hypertension, coronary heart desease, ischemic stroke, impaired glucose tolerance, diabetes… CONTINUE READING

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