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Background: Children with psychiatric illness are at greater risk for obesity than those in the general population. In part, this greater risk is due to the escalating use of psychotropic medications. Second-generation antipsychotics effectively treat mental illness but are associated with weight...
Rates of pediatric obesity have increased dramatically over the past decade. This trend is especially alarming because obesity is associated with significant medical and psychosocial consequences. It may contribute to cardiovascular, metabolic, and hepatic complications, as well as to psychiatric...