The Complex Relationship between Antipsychotic-Induced Weight Gain and Therapeutic Benefits: A Systematic Review and Implications for Treatment

@inproceedings{Raben2017TheCR,
  title={The Complex Relationship between Antipsychotic-Induced Weight Gain and Therapeutic Benefits: A Systematic Review and Implications for Treatment},
  author={Alex T. Raben and Victoria S. Marshe and Araba F. Chintoh and Ilona Gorbovskaya and Daniel J M{\"u}ller and Margaret Hahn},
  booktitle={Front. Neurosci.},
  year={2017}
}
Background: Antipsychotic-induced weight gain (AIWG) and other adverse metabolic effects represent serious side effects faced by many patients with psychosis that can lead to numerous comorbidities and which reduce the lifespan. While the pathophysiology of AIWG remains poorly understood, numerous studies have reported a positive association between AIWG and the therapeutic benefit of antipsychotic medications. Objectives: To review the literature to (1) determine if AIWG is consistently… CONTINUE READING
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