Reply To: Medication Side Effects – Metabolics

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I really appreciated your suggestion about the SMART goals, as we know many people will stop taking antipsychotics due to weight gain and making one small change can affect their health in many ways. I often make referrals to the dietician when my clients are open to reviewing and discussing ways to make changes around their food habits. I find that supporting people to connect to other services can add a sense of control to their life, especially at a time when they may feel like they have lost some autonomy due to a MH diagnosis. Helping the client view their health in a holistic way can switch the focus/lens from negative health impacts to hopeful changes, this can assist with medication adherence, overall health effects and quality of life.