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A 58-year-old female asked:

I suffer from anxiety and depression. what is the best medication to take that will not cause weight gain?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
See your MD: It is unwise to take such medication without medical supervision very good meds (such as ssri's) are available for treatment remember there is usually a chemical imbalance that can be corrected by a specialist don't necessarily blame the environmental factors!
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Meds: This is usually pretty individualized depeneding on symptoms, other meds taken, side effects etc. If you have atypical depression - wellbutrin (bupropion) can be very helpful. Ssri- are good for anxiety and classic depression. Lexapro is probably the most weight neutral of those. Discuss this with prescriber. Take care.
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Dr. Aron Tendler
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Other relatively weight neutral options are Pristiq, Emsam and Luvox.
Jul 17, 2013
Last updated Oct 4, 2016


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