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.
Most people receiving a first diagnosis of a psychotic disorder have had some indication of mental health need in the previous year.
Investigators selected 15 genes associated with schizophrenia due to high expression in both brain tissue and B-lymphocyte cells.
There has been a question of whether antipsychotic medications are truly acting upon "primary" negative symptoms, or whether they are instead improving "secondary" negative symptoms via improvement in positive or ...