Weight gain associated with taking psychotropic medication: an integrative review.

@article{McCloughen2011WeightGA,
  title={Weight gain associated with taking psychotropic medication: an integrative review.},
  author={Andrea McCloughen and Kim Foster},
  journal={International journal of mental health nursing},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          202-22
        }
}
People with serious mental illness have higher morbidity and mortality rates than general populations, and overweight/obesity-related conditions are prevalent. Psychotropic medications are a primary factor in significant weight gain. Adolescents and young adults, particularly those with first-episode psychoses taking atypical antipsychotics, are susceptible to weight gain. This paper reports findings from an integrative review of research investigating the impact and treatment of psychotropic… CONTINUE READING
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