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    anti-psychotic medications and weight gain
    skatz2 posted:
    I am diagnosed with Schizophrenia, paranoid type. I am looking to find out if there are any anti-psychotic medications which do not have side-effects of weight gain.
    lanrover responded:
    You might want to consider abilify or geodon.
    CardiacArrestt responded:
    Personally, I would stay away from Geodon, because it causes the person to sleep for sometimes up to 12 hours per day and still feel drousy. On the other hand, I know many people who have had weight gain from Abilify.
    From what I've been told, Seroquel is by far the best antipsychotic drug.

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