Long-term treatment with atypical antipsychotics and the risk of weight gain : a literature analysis.

@article{Gentile2006LongtermTW,
  title={Long-term treatment with atypical antipsychotics and the risk of weight gain : a literature analysis.},
  author={Salvatore Gentile},
  journal={Drug safety},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={
          303-19
        }
}
The aim of this review is to analyse and summarise the literature data about the incidence of weight gain in patients exposed to atypical antipsychotics during long-term (>or=1 year) treatment regimens. Despite the clinical relevance of the topic, the vast majority of reviewed studies showed methodological limitations. Some trials had retrospective analysis, and concomitant medications also associated with an increased risk of weight gain, such as antidepressants and mood stabilisers, were… CONTINUE READING

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