Modafinil-associated weight loss in a clozapine-treated schizoaffective disorder patient.

  title={Modafinil-associated weight loss in a clozapine-treated schizoaffective disorder patient.},
  author={David C Henderson and Pearl M Louie and Pamposh Koul and Leah Namey and Tara B Daley and Dana Diem Nguyen},
  journal={Annals of clinical psychiatry : official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists},
  volume={17 2},
BACKGROUND We report a case of weight loss associated with modafinil-initiation in a clozapine-treated man with schizoaffective disorder. METHODS To report the impact of modafinil, a wake promoting agent that lacks the unwanted side affects brought on by many psychostimulants, on weight in a clozapine-treated patient. RESULTS Modafinil was initiated, and over the course of 1 year, Mr. B. experienced a weight loss of 40 lbs (from 280 lbs to 240 lbs) and a reduction in body mass index (BMI… CONTINUE READING

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