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Pharmacogenetics of antipsychotic-induced weight gain

Cem Şengül, Hasan Herken.

Antipsychotic-induced noticeable weight gain and metabolic syndrome cause serious health problems in psychiatric patients with the foremost of diabetes. The nature of medication-induced weight gain is not the same for everyone; besides varying with the medication and person, most frequently it is observed in people using atypical antipsychotics. Mostly Foremost genetic, but also other studies researching to predict what rate of weight gain in which patients have been going on. With the aim of guiding future genetic studies exploring the genetics of weight gain the previous studies conducted on this topic were reviewed in this study.

Key words: Antipsychotic, weight gain, pharmacogenetics

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