Dr Mravcak is Assistant Professor, department of family and community medicine, at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Eric B. Chandler Health Center, in New Brunswick, NJ.
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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