Long-term adverse effects of novel antipsychotics.

  title={Long-term adverse effects of novel antipsychotics.},
  author={Prakash S. Masand and Sanjay Gupta},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric practice},
  volume={6 6},
The introduction of novel antipsychotics for the treatment of patients with serious psychiatric illness has alleviated the burden of managing some of the side effects of conventional agents. However, the novel agents may also cause adverse events. The long-term adverse events of concern include weight gain, diabetes, tardive dyskinesia (TD), and those associated with hyperprolactinemia. Recent studies with the novel agents have prompted clinicians to revisit antipsychotic-induced weight gain… CONTINUE READING