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Obesity amon Hispanics under SGA medication
Pages 20 (5020 words)
Obesity among Hispanic and Asian Adult Chronic Psychiatric Patient Exposed To Second Generation Antipsychotic Medications [Name of Student] [Name of Institution] Outline (I) Second Generation Antipsychotics-Associated Obesity (II) The Significance of this Problem in Advanced Nursing Practice (III) Literature Review (IV) Theoretical Framework (V) Critical Appraisal (VI) Methodology (VII) Conclusion Second Generation Antipsychotics-Associated Obesity The association between the use of antipsychotic medication and obesity has been a rather interesting issue for advanced nursing practitioners since historical times.
There are two types of antipsychotic drugs (APDs) encountered in advanced nursing practice. These are the first and the second generation antipsychotic drugs. Of greater interest to this paper are the Second Generation Antipsychotics (SGAs), which have been found to cause weight gain and obesity in mental patients under SGAs. Second Generation Antipsychotic (SGAs) medications are a class of medications for psychiatric conditions approved by various agencies for use against psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, acute mania, and bipolar mania among other psychological illnesses. A rather interesting finding has presented itself in recent times with researchers discovering certain differences and disparities across ethnic and racial lines with regards to the prevalence of SGA-related obesity. ...
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