Antipsychotics Triple the Risk of Diabetes in Children and Youth

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Researchers from Vanderbilt and Columbia Universities and the FDA find that, through a retrospective cohort study of 28,858 patients of the Tennessee Medicaid program (and 14,429 controls), that children and youth exposed to antipsychotics had a 3-fold risk of developing type 2 diabetes during the first year of follow-up. The risk increased with cumulative dose, and remained elevated for one year following discontinuation. Results appeared online yesterday in JAMA Psychiatry.