TITLE

Appetite Regulation: Hormones and Antipsychotics

AUTHOR(S)
Robinson, Donald S.
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Primary Psychiatry;Feb2008, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article investigates the effects of antipsychotic therapy on appetite. It is noted that antipsychotics such as clozapine and olanzapine are prone to produce excessive weight gain. The effects of hormones ghrelin and leptin on appetite and weight control is discussed. It says first-generation antipsychotics (FGAs) are less likely to result in weight gain compared to second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) based on studies.
ACCESSION #
31822990

 

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