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Antipsychotic use in youths linked to 3-fold increase in diabetes risk

KEY POINT

Children and young adults who were prescribed antipsychotic medications had an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes;  the risk increased with a higher cumulative dose.

SOURCES

Bobo WV et al. Antipsychotics and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and youth. JAMA Psychiatry. 2013; Epub ahead of print.