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Title: Understanding antipsychotic-induced weight gain and other metabolic issues
Authors: Richards, DB
Bressington, D 
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: MA Healthcare Limited
Source: British journal of mental health nursing, 2015, v. 4, no. 4, p. 157-166 How to cite?
Journal: British journal of mental health nursing 
Abstract: Second-generation antipsychotic medications are recommended as first-line treatments for people experiencing psychosis, but many of these drugs are closely associated with metabolic changes that significantly contribute towards poor physical health and increased mortality rates. Current evidence suggests that considerable variations exist among this group of drugs with respect to their independent effects on metabolism—some of these discrepancies probably relate to their differing effects on neurotransmitters. This article explores some of the more commonly accepted hypotheses for the reasons antipsychotics contribute towards metabolic disorders and discusses the potential implications for practice.
ISSN: 2049-5919
EISSN: 2052-496X
DOI: 10.12968/bjmh.2015.4.4.157
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