Long-term metabolic effects of stress and antidepressants: a novel translational animal paradigm of drug-induced obesity [ 2014 - 2017 ]

Also known as: Stress, antidepressants and diet

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Researchers: Prof Ma-Li Wong (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Stefan Bornstein Dr Martin Lewis Prof Julio Licinio

Brief description Do antidepressants contribute to Australia's obesity epidemic? Millions of Australians are treated with antidepressants, which often causes weight gain. Our work shows that even brief exposure to antidepressants exacerbate body weight gain following exposure to chronic stress. This new knowledge represents a significant shift in the understanding of antidepressant-related weight gain. In this project we will study the mechanisms involved in long-term weight gain after exposure to stress and antidepressants in an obesogenic environment.

Funding Amount $AUD 518,231.68

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