Serum BDNF levels and weight gain in schizophrenic patients on long-term treatment with antipsychotics.

@article{Zhang2007SerumBL,
  title={Serum BDNF levels and weight gain in schizophrenic patients on long-term treatment with antipsychotics.},
  author={Xiang Yang Zhang and Yun Long Tan and D. F. Zhou and Lian Yuan Cao and Gui Ying Wu and Qi Xu and Yan Shen and Colin N. Haile and Therese A. Kosten and Thomas R. Kosten},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 12},
  pages={997-1004}
}
Several lines of evidence suggest that central brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) modulates food intake, metabolism, and increases in body weight. Reports have also shown that serum BDNF is altered in schizophrenic patients treated with antipsychotics. This study aimed to determine if there was a relationship between BDNF and antipsychotic-induced weight gain in patients with chronic schizophrenia. Serum BDNF was measured in 124 schizophrenia patients chronically treated with clozapine (n… CONTINUE READING
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