15 Steps to Helping Psychiatric Patients Achieve and Maintain a Healthy Weight

While psychotropic medications for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric disorders can cause weight gain, patients can take small steps to improve their health.

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Weight gain and metabolic disturbances are major adverse effects of several classes of psychotropic medications, including antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers. Here are key steps to improving patient heatlh.

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