There has been a sharp worldwide increase during the last decade in antipsychotic prescriptions (mostly “off-label”) to paediatric patients.
One important issue is that antipsychotic drugs were developed for adult patients and normally have serious side-effects.
This project will not only reveal the mechanisms of antipsychotic-induced obesity side-effects in youth, but will also explore intervention strategies for preventing antipsychotic-induced weight gain/obesity in paediatric patients.
National Health and Medical Research Council
2016 – 2019
University of Wollongong