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Resources for families
BC Revised Metabolic Assessment, Screening and Monitoring Tool (2014)
Metabolic Assessment, Screening and Monitoring Tool (2011)
Measurement Guide for Metabolic Assessment, Screening & Monitoring Tool
A Physician Handbook for Metabolic Monitoring for Youth with Mental Illness treated with Second-Generation Anti-psychoticsEducation resource for physicians and mental health workers
Evidence-Based Recommendations for Monitoring Safety of Second Generation Antipsychotics in Children and YouthEvidence-based recommendations for monitoring SGA safety are provided in the guideline.
First do no Harm: Promoting an Evidence-Based Approach to Atypical Antipsychotic use in Children and AdolescentsJournal article reviewing the evidence for efficacy and metabolic effects of atypical antipsychotics (AAPs), and to propose a metabolic monitoring protocol for AAP use in children and adolescents
Increased Prevalence of Obesity and Glucose Intolerance in Youth Treated With Second-Generation Antipsychotic MedicationsJournal article comparing the rates of obesity, impaired fasting glucose (IFG), and type 2 diabetes between second-generation antipsychotic (SGA)-treated and -naive youth
Management Recommendations for Metabolic Complications Associated with Second Generation Antipsychotic Use in Children and YouthPrevious guidelines have been developed for monitoring for metabolic and neurological complications. This is a complementary set of treatment recommendations if abnormal measurements or results are encountered.
Patient and Family Guide to Second Generation Antipsychotics
SGAs Cholesterol, Diet and Activity
SGAs Insulin, Diet and Activity
SGAs Prolactin, Diet and Activity
SGAs Triglycerides, Diet and Activity
SGAs and Appetite, Diet and Activity
Treatment recommendations for extrapyramidal side effects associated with second generation anti-psychotic use in children and youthJournal article providing guidance to clinicians on the clinical management of extrapyramidal side effects of second-generation antipsychotics
Treatment Recommendations for Metabolic Complications Associated with SGA Use in Children: A Quick Reference Guide
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