Children taking antipsychotic medication are at three times greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes compared to children taking other medications for the same disorders, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry. Antipsychotics include brand name drugs Abilify, Seroquel, Risperdal and Zyprexa. They are traditionally used to treat schizophrenia, however most prescriptions for the drugs are for the treatment of bipolar disorder, ADHD and mood disorders including depression. The study, conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, involved tracking more than 43,000 children and youth between the ages of 6 and 24 years of age enrolled in Tennessee’s ... Read More
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