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Psychiatric drugs may lead to obesity

October 28, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
If your child takes psychiatric drugs, you'll want to watch out for major weight gain.A new study shows many kids who take the drugs pack on nearly 20 pounds and become obese within 11 weeks of taking psychiatric drugs.

The study shows older children and teenagers may be the most susceptible to the weight gain.

Researchers are concerned because the weight gain may make children more prone to heart problems in adulthood.