Atypical antipsychotic-induced metabolic side effects: insights from receptor-binding profiles

  title={Atypical antipsychotic-induced metabolic side effects: insights from receptor-binding profiles},
  author={Henry A. Nasrallah},
  journal={Molecular Psychiatry},
  • H. Nasrallah
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Molecular Psychiatry
Atypical antipsychotic drugs offer several notable benefits over typical antipsychotics, including greater improvement in negative symptoms, cognitive function, prevention of deterioration, and quality of life, and fewer extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS). However, concerns about EPS have been replaced by concerns about other side effects, such as weight gain, glucose dysregulation and dyslipidemia. These side effects are associated with potential long-term cardiovascular health risks, decreased… 

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