Evaluating an individualized lifestyle and life skills intervention to prevent antipsychotic-induced weight gain in first-episode psychosis.

@article{Curtis2016EvaluatingAI,
  title={Evaluating an individualized lifestyle and life skills intervention to prevent antipsychotic-induced weight gain in first-episode psychosis.},
  author={Jackie Curtis and Andrew B. Watkins and Simon Rosenbaum and Scott B Teasdale and Megan Kalucy and Katherine Samaras and Philip B. Ward},
  journal={Early intervention in psychiatry},
  year={2016},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={
          267-76
        }
}
AIM Initiating antipsychotic medication frequently induces rapid, clinically significant weight gain. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a lifestyle and life skills intervention, delivered within 4 weeks of antipsychotic medication initiation, in attenuating weight gain in youth aged 14-25 years with first-episode psychosis (FEP). METHODS We undertook a prospective, controlled study in two early psychosis community services. Intervention participants (n = 16) received a 12-week… CONTINUE READING
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