Monitoring and management of antipsychotic-related metabolic and endocrine adverse events in pediatric patients.

@article{Correll2008MonitoringAM,
  title={Monitoring and management of antipsychotic-related metabolic and endocrine adverse events in pediatric patients.},
  author={Christoph U Correll},
  journal={International review of psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={195-201}
}
Efficacy differences among antipsychotics are relatively small and difficult to predict, however, differences are generally larger and more predictable regarding adverse effects. Antipsychotic related metabolic and endocrine abnormalities are most worrisome, as they are risk factors for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Importantly, children and adolescents may be more sensitive to antipsychotic related adverse events than adults, including developmentally inappropriate weight gain and… CONTINUE READING

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