alexa Zonisamide for Attenuation of Weight Gain in a Morbidly-Obese Adolescent on an Antipsychotic | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2165-7904

Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy
Open Access

Our Group organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Case Report

Zonisamide for Attenuation of Weight Gain in a Morbidly-Obese Adolescent on an Antipsychotic

Mathew L. Nguyen1, Michael A. Shapiro2* and Mariam Rahmani2
1Assistant Professor, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, PO Box 100234, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
2Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, PO Box 100234, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Corresponding Author : Dr. Michael A. Shapiro
MD, Department of Psychiatry
University of Florida, PO Box 100234, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Tel: 352-870- 6234
Fax: 352-265-7053
E-mail: [email protected]
Received May 14, 2012; Accepted May 24, 2012; Published May 28, 2012
Citation: Nguyen ML, Shapiro MA, Rahmani M (2012) Zonisamide for Attenuation of Weight Gain in a Morbidly-Obese Adolescent on an Antipsychotic. J Obes Wt Loss Ther 2:134. doi:10.4172/2165-7904.1000134
Copyright: © 2012 Nguyen ML , et al . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited

Abstract

Obesity is a growing problem in the child and adolescent population. Particularly concerning is the trend of overweight children being increasingly prescribed antipsychotic medications that can lead to further weight gain. We present a case of a morbidly obese adolescent male who had made strides in weight loss with psychopharmacologic aide who was started on an antipsychotic. Weight loss plateaued, and zonisamide was added to further help with weight loss. We discuss the possible risks and benefits of this medication in aiding in preventing weight gain associated with antipsychotic medication.

Keywords

Top