Weight gain in antipsychotic-naive patients: a review and meta-analysis.

  title={Weight gain in antipsychotic-naive patients: a review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Ilaria Tarricone and B Ferrari Gozzi and Alessandro Serretti and Daniela Grieco and Donata Berardi},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={40 2},
BACKGROUND Weight gain is a long-recognized side-effect of antipsychotic (AP) drugs and a major health concern in the treatment of psychosis. The strength of the causal relationship between AP drug exposure and weight gain can only be gauged by a drugs trial conducted on AP-naive patients. METHOD We conducted a review of the literature regarding the amount of weight gain induced by APs in AP-naive patients and carried out a meta-analysis of mean weight gains. RESULTS We found 11 primary… CONTINUE READING

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