Children with severe mental disorders who are treated with antipsychotics including Rispedal are at an increased risk of gaining a significant amount of weight in the belly and becoming resistant to insulin, conditions that contribute to early-onset type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other illnesses associated with premature morbidity and death, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry. Antipsychotics are used to treat adults and children with schizophrenia and other conditions including bipolar disorder and irritability with autism. But they are commonly used off-label to treat nonpsychotic disruptive behaviors, like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), in children and adolescents. ... Read More
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