The symptoms tend to persist longer, are more difficult to treat than the positive symptoms and predict poor social function [ Sarkar et al.
The explanation given as to the cause of weight loss varied between cases. In fact, a small amount of weight gain is typical when taking the drug.
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For example, depressed mood and lack of drive can make a person less active and contribute to weight gain. Use lifestyle approaches to manage weight gain. Overweight is associated with reduced self-esteem, reduced quality of life and stigma.
More regular measurements are needed in the first few months of treatment as this is when the risk of weight gain is highest. The RADAR trial is an ongoing randomised trial in the UK that compares a gradual and supported programme of antipsychotic reduction to maintenance antipsychotic treatment i. However, clozapine is associated with a number of side effects including weight gain. For the first time in many years, JX was able to go out alone and explore areas further away from the unit, again supporting the view that her cognitive ability had improved.
Separate multiple addresses with a comma or semicolon. She related well to staff and her peers. Aripiprazole has agonist effect on 5HT 2C resulting in reduced appetite. The main approaches to managing weight with antipsychotics are:.
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This article, written primarily for people with mental health problems and their carers, is about weight gain with antipsychotic medication.
Choose courses based on your needs. The one exception is clozapine which is more effective than other antipsychotics in treatment resistant schizophrenia. Better ways of managing antipsychotic-induced weight gain are still being explored.