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Is anti-depressant medication linked to weight gain?
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: It depends . . .
It depends upon the anti-depressant and your weight change from depression.
Some people gain weight when depressed while others lose weight when depressed. Traditional anti-depressants typically help you return your mood & thus weight back to baseline. A few might have more of an appetite stimulating effect than others. Atypical antipsychotics used as anti-depressants are associated w/weight gain.

In brief: It depends . . .
It depends upon the anti-depressant and your weight change from depression.
Some people gain weight when depressed while others lose weight when depressed. Traditional anti-depressants typically help you return your mood & thus weight back to baseline. A few might have more of an appetite stimulating effect than others. Atypical antipsychotics used as anti-depressants are associated w/weight gain.
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