Why Do Antipsychotics Cause Weight Gain?
Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered the cellular receptor that causes weight gain from antipsychotic drugs.
Researchers found a suicide attempt rate of 12.0% in first-episode, drug-naive inpatients.
Antipsychotic use was initiated 64% in nursing homes, 18.6% in hospitals, and 17.5% in outpatient settings.
The findings support second generation long-acting injectable antipsychotic drug use as early treatment option to increase treatment adherence and to decrease the risk of relapse, hospitalization, and deteriorating social functions.