Metabolic Disorders

Obesity Is a Risk Factor for Brain-Structure Changes in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, 2 Studies Show
Years of imaging studies have revealed to researchers that schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression are accompanied by structural changes in the brain. But it has been hard work to establish… Read More
Combining the Antipsychotic Olanzapine with an Opioid-Receptor Blocker Significantly Limited Weight-Gain Risk in Schizophrenia Patients
A clinical trial involving over 500 adults diagnosed with schizophrenia has found that by adding the drug samidorphan to the antipsychotic medicine olanzapine, it was possible to substantially reduce… Read More
Genetic Analysis Points to Anorexia Nervosa’s Psychiatric and Metabolic Roots
People with anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder, severely restrict the amount of food they eat. They may see themselves as overweight even after they have become dangerously underweight, but what… Read More