Journal article

Second-Generation Antipsychotics in Adolescent Psychiatric Patients: Metabolic Effects and Impact of an Early Weight Change to Predict Longer Term Weight Gain

Frederik Vandenberghe, Alexandra Najar-Giroud, Laurent Holzer, Philippe Conus, Chin B Eap, Anne-Emmanuelle Ambresin

JOURNAL OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To examine the metabolic profile of adolescents at baseline and to determine the potential predictive power of a 1-month weight gain (WG) on weight changes during longer term second-generation antipsychotic (SGA) treatment. METHODS: A retrospective chart review study, including patients between 13 and 18 years of age and treated with SGA, was conducted. Available data at baseline, 1, 3, and 12 months of treatment were recorded. RESULTS: Four hundred fifty-six patients were included, with a median age of 15 years. Ten percent of the patients were obese (>95th percentile) and abdominal obesity (>90th percentile) was observed in 12% of patients. In a subgroup of 42 patients with bot..

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