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  dolly123 - 11/05/06 12:02
 
  why do antipsychotics caue weight gain..ie know the mech of action ?
Are there any recommended weight neutral anti psychotics ?
 
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  prunebelly - 11/05/06 12:06
 
  atypical one's cause weight gain, the only one that is weight neutral is Ziprasidone... mechanism of action i'm not sure... but maybe something to do with blocking dopamine receptors...?  
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  dolly123 - 11/05/06 12:07
 
  sorry..i meant anti depressants  
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  acemac - 11/05/06 13:49
 
  Mirtazapine, an atypical that acts by inhibiting alpha 2 adrenergic receptors, increasing central noradrenergic and serotonergic activity. Preventing sexual side effects of SSRIs and promote anti-anxiety and sleep benefits. (SE sedation)

SSRIs decrease appetite

PS if you have the NBME 2 answers, I would greatly appreciate if you could email them to me at andrewmahtani@hotmail.com as I am taking it on Thursday....

Thank you in advance, and good studying!
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