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Antipsychotic Drugs Tied to Diabetes Risk in Kids

(11/29/2011)

By Amy Norton
Reuters
November 23, 2011

The antipsychotic drugs that are increasingly being used to treat bipolar disorder, autism and other mental disorders in children may come with an increased risk of diabetes, a new study suggests. Previous research has linked the so-called second-generation antipsychotics to an increased risk of diabetes in adults. And there's been some evidence that the drugs can cause weight gain in children.

View the full Reuters article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/22/us-antipsychotic-drugs-idUSTRE7AL2GE20111122


Keywords: antipsychotic drugs, diabetes, risk, kids



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