Interaction between weight and medications in psychological illnesses of children

Alan Apter*, Lital Steingart

*Corresponding author for this work

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Psychiatric medications have many implications on weight and growth. Stimulant medications may produce appetite loss and thus affect growth. Second-generation antipsychotics which are widely used for psychosis and many other indications may cause weight gain and subsequent metabolic disease. Weight loss such as that seen in anorexia nervosa may severely interfere with the efficacy of antidepressant agents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNutrition and Growth
EditorsRaanan Shamir, Moshe Phillip, Dominique Turck
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameWorld Review of Nutrition and Dietetics
ISSN (Print)0084-2230
ISSN (Electronic)1662-3975


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