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Expert Q&A: Schizophrenia and Weight Gain

September 14, 2017

Patients with schizophrenia are at high risk for weight gain and metabolic abnormalities. There are many factors that contribute to this, including genetic predisposition to metabolic abnormalities, environmental factors such as poor diet, lack of exercise, cigarette smoking, and iatrogenic considerations such as exposure to medications that can lead to further disruption of metabolic health.

NYMC Faculty: Leslie Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Source: Psychiatric Times