A 31-year-old member asked:
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is the process of losing weight will lexapro (escitalopram) disrupt that?

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Dr. Cheryl Kennedy
33 years experience Psychiatry
Thanks for asking!: Psych meds including Lexapro (escitalopram) have different effects on different people re weight gain and loss 'cause we all have diff metabolic rates and diff combos of enzymes involved in the very complex system that either allows us to gain or lose. Best approaches to wgt loss broad diet w/portion control, attention to caloric intake, reg exercise & good sleep patterns.
Answered on Jun 27, 2014
Dr. Adam Tripp
14 years experience Psychiatry
Potentially: Any increase in serotonin reduces satiety, or the sense of "fullness" after eating, and people often find themselves eating more. But if you are very mindful and conscious of what you take in your mouth, it doesn't have to cause problems.
Answered on Feb 10, 2017
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