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Antipsychotics Cause Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Young Adults

Ralph Teller, Ironman Triathlete

Antipsychotics Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk 3-Fold

No surprise here!

In a retrospective study of more than 43,000 individuals, children and young people who were prescribed antipsychotics were significantly more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes within the first year of use.

The study included 28,858 first-time users of antipsychotic medications. All participants were 6 to 24 years of age. Antipsychotic medications used included risperidone, quetiapine, aripiprazole, and olanzapine. Medications also used included mood stabilizers such as lithium, as well as antidepressants, psychostimulants, a-agonists, and benzodiazepines.

These young Antipsychotic users had a 3-fold increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by the end of the study.

Antipsychotics disrupt normal and healthy metabolism, have unhealthy nerve and muscular side effects, and unhealthy cardiovascular side effects.

Antipsychotic medications, including antidepressants, all have very serious unhealthy side effects, including significant weight gain and suicide, and now the development of Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes is a debilitating disease that causes other health problems and lowers the length and quality of life. Type 2 Diabetes requires the frequent use of medications. The other side effects from use of antipschotics also require medications for treatment.

Is your doctor a Quack? Are the physicians, psychologists and school administrators that recommend young people use antipsychotics as a first line of defense sentencing these young people to a lifetime of medications use and ill health? Medications to treat Type 2 Diabetes and the other diseases caused by Diabetes. Medications to treat depression and anxiety. Medications to treat the many other debilitating side effects of these antipsychotics.

If your doctor recommends that either you or your child take antipsychotics (including antidepressants) as the first line of treatement, you may want to ask yourself, "Is my doctor a quack?". That has become a fair question to ask after several years of numerous studies indicating the lack of effectiveness/benefits in most individuals, and the dangerous side effects.

This study was lead by Alba Morales Pozzo, MD Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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Antipsychotics Articles

PublicationAntipsychotics Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Young Adults, Alba Morales Pozzo, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kemp, MD, PhD, Medscape

PublicationImplications of Marked Weight Gain Associated With Antipsychotic Medications in Children and Adolescents , Christopher K. Varley, MD and Jon McClellan, MD, JAMA

Children and adolesents experience substantial antipsychotic medication caused weight gain and adverse metabolic effects, with more than half gaining more than 7% of their total body weight.

PublicationSmoking and Mental Illness: Results From Population Surveys in Australia and the United States , David Lawrence; Francis Mitrou; Stephen R Zubrick, BMC Public Health

PublicationAntidepressants Linked to Increased Risk for Death, Stroke in Postmenopausal Women , Pam Harrison, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Medscape

PublicationWeight Gain in Relation to Major Depression and Antidepressant Medication Use , Patten SB, Medscape Medical News

PublicationAntidepressants May Only Be Effective in Treatment of the Severest Depression , Caroline Cassels, Medscape Medical News

PublicationWhole Diet May Ward Off Depression and Anxiety , Caroline Cassels, Medscape Medical News

PublicationUnintentional Drug Poisoning (overdose) Deaths: A National Epidemic , Bret Stetka, MD, Medscape

PublicationBroad Review of FDA Trials Suggests Antidepressants Only Marginally Better than Placebo, Deborah Brauser, Medscape

PublicationAntidepressant Use Linked with Increased Artherosclerosis Measured by Carotoid IMT, Heartwire, Medscape

PublicationMom's Antidepressant Use Linked to Autism Risk in Children, Psychiatry, Medscape

PublicationMore Evidence Confirms Diet's Link to Mental Health, Caroline Cassels, Psychiatry, Medscape

PublicationTricyclic Antidepressants Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk, Megan Brooks, Medscape


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