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

Scheme name

Project Grant

Years funded

2016 – 2019

Lead institution

University of Wollongong