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Obesity related to the use of psychotropic drugs, considered in its organic aspect.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1052261     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this brief work is to study and make a general survey of the problem of obesity as related in whatever way, to the use of psychotropic drugs. It is a fact learned through clinical experience and knowledge by clinics and researchers working in the field of psychotropic drugs that patients subjected to extended therapy with such drugs show, in a considerable number of cases, an increase in body weight. We consider that this obesity, the pathogenetic cause of which is attributed to the action of psychotropic drugs, constitutes a serious disadvantageous side-effect of those drugs, since a large number of mental patients discontinue their drug therapy for the reasons that it is responsible for the increase in their body weight. It is a known fact discontinuation of the psychotropic drug treatment generally results in a relapse of their mental disorder.
E Lianantonakis; E Kotroutsos; E Zacharakopoulou
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioral neuropsychiatry     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0005-7932     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Neuropsychiatry     Publication Date:    1976 Apr-1977 Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-01-27     Completed Date:  1978-01-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247440     Medline TA:  Behav Neuropsychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Obesity / chemically induced*
Psychotropic Drugs / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Psychotropic Drugs

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