Effects of long-term treatment with antipsychotics on serum leptin levels.


BACKGROUND Abnormal regulation of the adipocyte-derived hormone leptin could play a role in body weight gain induced by antipsychotics. AIMS To study the effects of long-term antipsychotic treatment on leptin levels in patients with schizophrenia. METHOD Serum leptin levels were determined in 59 out-patients with chronic schizophrenia and in the same… (More)


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