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Letters to the Editor

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.


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