Insulin and leptin levels in patients with schizophrenia or related psychoses – a comparison between different antipsychotic agents

@article{Melkersson2001InsulinAL,
  title={Insulin and leptin levels in patients with schizophrenia or related psychoses – a comparison between different antipsychotic agents},
  author={Kristina I Melkersson and A. -L. Hulting},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2001},
  volume={154},
  pages={205-212}
}
Rationale: Conventional as well as newer antipsychotics cause weight gain, and, in the regulation of body weight, both insulin and leptin are hormones involved. Objective: The aim of the present study was to compare these hormonal levels in patients on treatment with different antipsychotics. Methods: Nineteen patients receiving conventional antipsychotics, 14 patients receiving clozapine and 14 patients receiving olanzapine, were studied. Fasting blood samples for insulin, leptin, glucose, and… CONTINUE READING
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