Study links diabetes in adolescents to psychiatric drugs

09/02/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Denmark – Diabetes in adolescents is linked to antipsychotic drugs according to a new study. As reported by WebProNews, Aalborg University Hospital researchers in Denmark found that adolescents prescribed antipsychotic drugs for diagnosed psychiatric disorders were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who have been diagnosed, but not prescribed the medications.

Dr. Rene Ernst Nielsen, lead author of the study and a psychiatry researcher at Aalborg University Hospital, is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “The use of antipsychotic drug treatment can be necessary for some of the psychiatric disorders diagnosed in children and adolescents.

“This study underscores the importance of following the current guidelines that antipsychotics should only be used in children and adolescents when other evidence-based and safer treatment options have been exhausted.”

The study appears in the recent issue of Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – World Health News

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