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Original Research

Atypical Antipsychotics and Glucose Dysregulation: A Series of 4 Cases

Sanjay Gupta, MD; Barbara Lentz, RN; Kari Lockwood, RN; and Bradford Frank, MD, MPH

Published: April 1, 2001

Article Abstract

There have been reports in the psychiatric literature of the association of glucose dysregulation and diabetes mellitus with the use of atypical and typical (conventional) antipsychotics. We present a series of 4 additional cases in which psychotic disorders (DSM-IV) were treated with atypical antipsychotics, and patients subsequently developed glucose dysregulation or diabetes mellitus. The implications of these findings are discussed.

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