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Introduction: Weight Gain: A Growing Problem in Schizophrenia Management

Herbert Y. Meltzer, MD; and W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker, MD

Published: June 1, 2001

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As the problem of weight gain with novel antipsychotics become s increasingly commonplace in clinical practice, concerns are growing about the health implications of excess weight gain as well as its potential impact on patients’ self-esteem an d, consequently, on compliance. Clinicians are increasingly encountering patients who are distressed by their increased weight and are consequently resistant to take further medication.

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