Journal article

The use of anti-obesity medications in people with mental illness as an adjunct to lifestyle interventions - Effectiveness, tolerability and impact on eating behaviours: A 52-week observational study

Marlene Tham, WH Terence, Zoe M Jenkins, David J Castle

Obesity Research & Clinical Practice | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The increasing prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome in people with mental illness (MI) is a global health priority. Anti-obesity medications (AOMs) may help with reducing medication induced hunger and weight gain when lifestyle changes are insufficient. Our aim is to evaluate the effectiveness, tolerability, impact on eating behaviours and psychiatric safety of AOMs in this population. METHODS: We conducted an observational study of 244 adults with MI with at least two risk factors for metabolic syndrome attending an obesity management clinic. Participants received standardised diet, exercise and psychological care, in addition to AOMs tailored to each participant's circum..

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