Excessive weight gain after remission of depression in a schizophrenic patient treated with risperidone: case report

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BACKGROUND The use of atypical antipsychotics in schizophrenic patients has been associated with a risk of weight gain. Similarly, recovery from depression is often followed by improved appetite, greater food intake and potential increase in weight. CASE PRESENTATION A Caucasian 33-year-old schizophrenic female patient was being treated with 6 mg/day of… (More)

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