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Metabolic Complications

Resources for families

Metabolic assessment, screening & monitoring tools

Second generation antipsychotics & metabolic complications

A Physician Handbook for Metabolic Monitoring for Youth with Mental Illness treated with Second-Generation Anti-psychotics
Education resource for physicians and mental health workers

Evidence-Based Recommendations for Monitoring Safety of Second Generation Antipsychotics in Children and Youth
Evidence-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 Adolescents
Journal 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 Medications
Journal 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 Youth
Previous 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 youth
Journal 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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