Mood / Psych

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Almost all psych and mood stabilizer medications are known to generate significant weight gain and ultimately some people go on to develop obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol. (Ref 56, and 220-226)
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]These drugs are used to treat depression, bipolar disorder, mania, anger, aggression, OCD, and schizophrenia. Class action law suits have been filed and settled against drug manufacturers, and the FDA has issued cautions about the serious weight gain side effects with this class of medications. Psychiatric prescribers often require their patients to sign an informed consent about the risk of weight gain with this family of drugs as standard of care.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css=".vc_custom_1486237822644{padding-top: 10px !important;}"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="610" alignment="right" css=".vc_custom_1485217692684{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;}"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vcex_teaser heading="The Catcher's True Story" img_size="full" heading_color="#0c9fcc"]The catcher’s true story presented in this chapter illustrates the common impacts on quality of life that weight gain from psych and mood medications can have.[/vcex_teaser][vc_btn title="Download eBook" color="pink"][/vc_column][/vc_row]