Mechanisms of Weight Gain Induced by Antipsychotic Drugs

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Letter to the Editor

Sir: Casey and Zorn recently published an excellent review article on the mechanisms of body weight gain induced by antipsychotic drugs. It is a timely topic, given the growing concern of the psychiatric community about the risk of obesity and non–insulin dependent diabetes mellitus during treatment with antipsychotics, particularly with some of the new atypical agents.

J Clin Psychiatry 2002;63(3):245-246