The experience of weight gain as a result of taking second-generation antipsychotic medications: the mental health consumer perspective.

@article{Usher2013TheEO,
  title={The experience of weight gain as a result of taking second-generation antipsychotic medications: the mental health consumer perspective.},
  author={Kim J Usher and Tanya Park and Kim Skiles Kevin Reisch Katie Foster},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 9},
  pages={801-6}
}
This interpretive qualitative study aimed to describe and construct the meaning of the experience of living with the weight gain associated with second-generation antipsychotics. A qualitative study that incorporated the tenets of phenomenology and utilized in-depth interviews was conducted with eight mental health consumers. Thematic analysis resulted in three themes: Grappling with the weight; Living with the consequences of being overweight; and Experiencing negative emotions about the… CONTINUE READING

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