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Betty Vreeland, MSN

Betty Vreeland, MSN

Ms Vreeland is Advanced Practice Nurse at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)–University Behavioral HealthCare (UBHC) in Voorhees, NJ, and Clinical Assistant Professor, department of psychiatry, at UMDNJ–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ. Ms Vreeland is coauthor of Solutions for Wellness.

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Obesity is one of the most common physical health problems in individuals with psychiatric conditions and contributes to excess medical morbidity and mortality. Several classes of psychotropic medications, particularly atypical antipsychotics, cause weight gain. While these issues pose challenges to optimal health, the good news is that there are solutions and emerging strategies.

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