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Clinical Update

Medication Management of Antipsychotic-Induced Weight Gain in Children and Teens

Topics: body mass index BMI | GLP-1 Agonists | Metformin | Second Generation Antipsychotics (SGAs) | Topiramate | Weight gain

Of approximately one million US children and adolescents, roughly 1% are prescribed second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs). These medications routinely breach the FDA’s level of concern of >7% body weight gain. The worst offenders are olanzapine, quetiapine, and risperidone; lurasidone and ziprasidone are of less concern (Maayan L and Correll CU,

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Expert Q&A

Addressing Weight Stigma in Clinical Practice

Topics: body mass index BMI | body positivity | fat shaming | mindful eating | Stigma

CCPR: You’ve done extensive research in the areas of weight stigma, body image, and eating disorders. Can you start by defining the terms weight stigma and fat shaming for us? Dr. Nutter: Weight stigma includes the stereotypes, negative attitudes/beliefs, and discrimination that all occur based on someone’s weight, typically when someone is perce

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