antipsychotic drugs

Depression Drugs Increase Risk for Diabetes

by Mark Benson on February 5, 2012

Antipsychotic drugs increases diabetes risk

According to statistics in 2008, nearly 14.3 million individuals in the United States have been prescribed and using medication for many emotional disorders such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and others. One of the known metabolic side effects of taking these kinds of medication was obesity leading up to diabetes.

This side effect often leaves patients in a dilemma, whether to continue treatment for their mental health issues or damage their physical health. Now, a recent study conducted at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute found the activating mechanism that psychotherapy drugs trigger leading to the dreaded side effect. [click to continue…]