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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 5:58:29 AM
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Managing the metabolic adverse effects of antipsychotic drugs in patients with psychosis

https://www.nps.org.au/australian-prescriber/articles/managing-the-metabolic-adverse-effects-of-antipsychotic-drugs-in-patients-with-psychosis

Could you please elaborate on and explain the phrase "metabolic adverse effects" in the given context?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 7:23:54 AM

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Hi!

There are many 'side effects' of most drugs - even your simple aspirin or cough-syrup.

The effects of these psych-drugs can be split into three or four main categories, I suppose.

Mental effects, like tendency to irrational aggression, mass-murder and suicide.
Physical/somatic effects, like lesions, heart attacks, increased vulnerability to AIDS and hepatitis (though these could be from non-sterile administration techniques), breathing disorders etc.
Metabolic Effects, like over-active or under-active thyroid (causing weight loss or weight gain etc), food-aversion (just not wanting to eat), various other difficulties with eating/digesting and metabolising foods.
Oral antibiotics can kill off bacteria in the intestine, allowing intestinal fungi to multiply too quickly - this is one cause of the problem commonly called Candida.

This paper is all about difficulties in the last category. Metabolism - the absorption, breakdown, digestion of food and its conversion to energy and usable products.

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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:30:44 PM
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Thanks
RuthP
Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 3:22:55 PM

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The authors listed the metabolic effects they were going to consider in that little summary at the beginning of the article: "hyperglycaemia, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia".
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