Antipsychotics and Gain
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Antidepressants Table
Cause of Weight Gain
The Drugs
Risperidone and Diabetes
Personal Weight Stories

For many individuals who take prescription drugs for the treatment of Bipolar Disorder, it isn't any secret that one of the more common  medication side effects is weight gain.

Unfortunately this weight gain causes some people to abandon the medicine they need to keep them stable.  I have always taken a special interest in this topic (in fact when Bipolar World first began it was under the name "Psychiatric Drugs and Weight Gain"

If stopping medication isn't the answer how can we help ourselves?  In this section there are articles on the medicines that cause weight gain, some theories about why they do so, and some suggestions about how to keep it under control including diet, nutrition exercise and healthy living.

A new area in this section, modeled after our popular Personal Stories area, is Weight Stories!  If you have a story to share Bipolar World wants to hear from you.

Please use the form in the Contact Us section or email me.

From Dr Phelps

Exercise and Mood Treatment

Bipolar Medications and Weight Gain

Other Links

Mental Health Meds Linked to Weight Gain - Web MD

Weight gain due to medications. 

When medical illness complicates schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

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