A 21-year-old female asked:
What are the best meds/ssris for treating binge eating (&subsequent restricting) -binge/restrict cycle, associated with body dismorphia & depression ?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Depends: SSRI's are equal in efficacy. They differ in frequency of side effects. For any given person, one doesn't know which one works or will have a particular side effect. Weight gain and sexual dysfunction are common, but but hardly universal. Side effects stop when the medicine is stopped. If someone has bipolar disorder, a mood stabilizer is necessary before an SSRI.
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Last updated Aug 21, 2018
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