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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.

This record should be cited as: 
Faulkner G, Cohn T, Remington G. Interventions to reduce weight gain in schizophrenia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD005148. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005148.pub2
Assessed as up to date: 
14 November 2006