Management of clozapine–induced weight gain

Stott, Kerry and Cassells, Fiona (2008) Management of clozapine–induced weight gain. Mental Health Practice, 12 (3). pp. 26-30. Full text not available from this repository.

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Kerry Stott and Fiona Cassells review the literature on the subject of weight gain from a biopsychosocial perspective. They describe the physiological changes that occur in the hypothalamus of patients taking clozapine affecting appetite and look at the behavioural factors that can influence food choice. The purpose of this review was to explore whether the weight gain caused by clozapine was purely pharmaco-dynamic or whether there other factors were involved. Issues such as why people make specific food choices were explored, as well as whether there are any reasons other than food consumption that may affect weight gain.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Mental Health Practice
Publisher: RCN Publishing (RCNi)
ISSN: 2047-895X
Departments: Academic Departments > Nursing, Health & Professional Practice (NHPP)
Additional Information: Kerry Stott Staff nurse, Young Offenders Institution Deerbolt, Barnard Castle. Fiona Cassells Senior lecturer, University of Cumbria.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 11:27
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 08:00
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