a weighty problem: monitoring the side effects of medication
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a weighty problem: monitoring the side effects of medication

Mike Twigger Senior lecturer, University of Northampton
Brian Houltram Senior lecturer, University of Northampton

Despite growing evidence that neuroleptic medication can trigger weight gain, many services fail to ensure that people with learning disabilities and mental health problems have regular health assessments. Michael Twigger and Brain Houltram outline the issues that emerged when an audit was conducted into the care delivered to John, a man in his twenties with schizophrenia

Despite growing evidence that neuroleptic medication can trigger weight gain, many services fail to ensure that people with learning disabilities and mental health problems have regular health assessments. Michael Twigger and Brain Houltram outline the issues that emerged when an audit was conducted into the care delivered to John, a man in his twenties with schizophrenia

Learning Disability Practice. 9, 10,28-31. doi: 10.7748/ldp2006.12.9.10.28.c7776

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