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Vitamin D Supplementation in Psychiatric Illnesses

2014-08-27 03:18:20 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Children and adolescents with psychiatric illnesses who are treated with medications called second generation antipsychotic agents often gain excessive weight during their treatment with these medications. This weight gain may result in the development of features of the metabolic syndrome or frank diabetes mellitus. There is no consensus on the best way to prevent these complications. The investigators' hypothesis is that daily vitamin D supplementation in these patients will result in decreased levels of the markers of metabolic syndrome with associated reduction in waist circumference.

Description

In this 8-week open label trial, we will enroll 10 subjects who fulfill the Inclusion Criteria.

Study Design

Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Obesity

Intervention

Ergocalciferols

Location

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester
Massachusetts
United States
01655

Status

Completed

Source

University of Massachusetts, Worcester

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:20-0400

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