Journal article

Non-pharmacological management of anti psychotic-induced weight gain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Sarah E Hetrick, Cesar Gonzalez-Blanch, John F Gleeson, Patrick D McGorry

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Antipsychotic-induced weight gain is a major concern in the treatment of psychosis. The efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions as well as the optimal intervention approach for this side-effect remain unclear. AIMS: To determine the effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions and specific treatment approaches to control antipsychotic-induced weight gain in patients with first-episode or chronic schizophrenia. METHOD: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. RESULTS: Ten trials were included in the meta-analysis. Adjunctive non-pharmacological interventions, either individual or group interventions, or cognitive-behavioural therapy as well ..

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