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Atypical Antipsychotics and Metabolic Monitoring
Information on atypical antipsychotics and their possible metabolic side effects. Includes ways to prevent, treat and monitor these side-effects.
CAMESA Guidelines for Parents and Doctors
The CAMESA guidelines provide parents and doctors with information about the metabolic side effects of antipsychotic drugs in children, and also includes metabolic monitoring forms.
Evidence-Based Recommendations for Monitoring Safety of Second Generation Antipsychotics in Children and Youth
Second generation antipsychotics (SGAs) use for children with mental health disorders in Canada has increased dramatically. These medications have the potential to cause major metabolic and neurological complications with chronic use. Our objective was to synthesize the evidence for specific metabolic and neurological side effects associated with the use of SGAs in children and make evidence-based recommendations for the monitoring of these side effects.
First do no Harm: Promoting an Evidence-Based Approach to Atypical Antipsychotic use in Children and Adolescents
Journal article reviewing the evidence for efficacy and metabolic effects of atypical antipsychotics (AAPs), and to propose a metabolic monitoring protocol for AAP use in children and adolescents.
Healthy Living, Healthy Minds Toolkits
These toolkits contain information, resources, and tools to help children and youth with mental health challenges develop healthy living habits.
Increased Prevalence of Obesity and Glucose Intolerance in Youth Treated With Second-Generation Antipsychotic Medications
Journal article comparing the rates of obesity, impaired fasting glucose (IFG), and type 2 diabetes between second-generation antipsychotic (SGA)-treated and -naive youth.
Management Recommendations for Metabolic Complications Associated with Second Generation Antipsychotic Use in Children and Youth
Objective: To create evidence-based recommendations to assist in managing metabolic complications in children being treated with second generation antipsychotics.
Metabolic Assessment, Screening and Monitoring Tool (2014)
A tool to help health professionals with metabolic assessment, screening and monitoring. Revised based on BC consensus guideline workshop.
Metabolic Monitoring Resources for Health Care Professionals
List of resources for health care professionals on metabolic monitoring in children & youth on SGA medications. Links to the BC Children's Hospital website.
Metabolic Side Effects and Mental Health Quick Reference Sheet
A list of the top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support services.
Patient & Family Guide to Second-Generation Antipsychotics
This booklet contains information about how to help your child live well while taking second-generation antipsychotic medications, as well as tips for managing some of the metabolic side effects associated with these medications.
Pinwheel Education Series: Psychiatric Conditions and Metabolic Syndrome Recording
Listen to this recording as our panel will addresses how families and youth can utilize healthy living skills to help manage some of the side effects of some psychiatric medications.
Provincial Mental Health Metabolic Program
The Provincial Mental Health Metabolic Program provides specialized management for children and youth with mental health and endocrinology / metabolism complications.
Second-Generation Antipsychotics (SGAs), Appetite, Diet & Activity
Information for families about how healthy eating and physical activity can help manage appetite in children and youth who are taking SGA medications.
Second-Generation Antipsychotics (SGAs), Cholesterol, Diet & Activity
Information for families about how healthy eating and physical activity can help manage cholesterol in children and youth who are taking SGA medications.
Second-Generation Antipsychotics (SGAs), Insulin, Diet & Activity
Information for families about how healthy eating and physical activity can help manage insulin in children and youth who are taking SGA medications.
Second-Generation Antipsychotics (SGAs), Prolactin, Diet & Activity
Information for families about how healthy eating and physical activity can help manage prolactin in children and youth who are taking SGA medications.
Second-Generation Antipsychotics (SGAs), Triglycerides, Diet & Activity
Information for families about how healthy eating and physical activity can help manage triclycerides in children and youth who are taking SGA medications.

BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

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RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.