Dr Hasnain recently retired as an associate professor of psychiatry at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He was the head of the divisions of Geriatric and Consultation & Liaison Psychiatry at Eastern Health St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Currently he is a freelance health care activist focusing on public health education and health care reform.
Addressing Obesity in Patients Taking AntipsychoticsApril 28th 2021
Antipsychotic-induced weight gain evolves over time, leads to chronic complications, and is very difficult to reverse. Pharmacologic interventions used to tackle weight gain are modestly effective and worth considering in certain cases.