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Interventions to reduce weight gain in schizophrenia

Faulkner G, Cohn T, Remington G
Published Online: 
17 March 2010

Weight gain and obesity is a common problem for people with schizophrenia and both pharmacological (medication) and non pharmacological (diet/exercise) interventions have been tried to treat this problem. In this review we are able to show that small weight loss is possible with selective pharmacological or non-pharmacological interventions but it is difficult to be sure of the results because the studies were small and compared different interventions over different time periods.