[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1104184]
Prof Chao Deng
Brief description 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.
Funding Amount $AUD 593,659.18
Funding Scheme Project Grants
Standard Project Grant