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Do antipyschotics make you gain weight?

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Antipsychotic medications can make you gain weight. They make you hungrier, so you might eat more. That's because they change the way your brain and hormones work together to control your appetite. You might crave sweets or fatty foods. They can also raise the amount of sugar and fat in your blood.

SOURCES:

British Association of Psychopharmacology: “Antipsychotic Medication and Weight Gain.”

Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment : “Antipsychotic-associated weight gain: management strategies and impact on treatment adherence.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bipolar Medications and Weight Gain.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Clozapine (Clozaril And FazaClo).”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 14, 2020

SOURCES:

British Association of Psychopharmacology: “Antipsychotic Medication and Weight Gain.”

Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment : “Antipsychotic-associated weight gain: management strategies and impact on treatment adherence.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bipolar Medications and Weight Gain.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Clozapine (Clozaril And FazaClo).”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 14, 2020

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