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Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorder and Weight Gain

BACKGROUND:  Some people gain weight while taking medications called antipsychotics which treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Weight gain can lead to obesity which places a person at higher risk for diabetes and heart disease. Researchers want to better understand the issues behind medications for schizophrenia and weight gain.

STUDY:  Effects of Risperidone and Olanzapine on weight gain, physical health, compliance and outcome in a community sample of severe and persistently mentally ill patients

ELIGIBILITY: Clients between the ages of 18 and 65, diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective and taking antipsychotic medication completed this study.

INFORMATION: Enrollment for this study is closed.