Weight gain associated with some of the most widely prescribed antipsychotic medicines is the side effect most likely to cause patients to stop taking their medication, according to a nationwide survey of psychiatrists released at the 155th annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. Ninety percent of the psychiatrists surveyed said they believe weight gain not only affects compliance, but patients' self-esteem as well, and 80% believe weight gain adversely impacts their patients' quality of life. For full article Click Here
Survey: Patients stop antipsychotics because of weight gain
Pharmaceutical Representative, Jul 1, 2002 .
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