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Why do medications used to treat depression cause weight gain?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Block h2 recepters

Simply causes carbohydrate craving.

In brief: Block h2 recepters

Simply causes carbohydrate craving.
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Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Craving for food

Most anti deppressents cause weight gain, the exact mechanism is not clear. It could be due to decrease in deppressive symptoms, increased cravings for carbohydrates, increased appetite and changes in some receptor activity in the brain/appetite center which could make you crave for food.
Also there could be a genetic component involved as some patients tend to have more weight gain than others.

In brief: Craving for food

Most anti deppressents cause weight gain, the exact mechanism is not clear. It could be due to decrease in deppressive symptoms, increased cravings for carbohydrates, increased appetite and changes in some receptor activity in the brain/appetite center which could make you crave for food.
Also there could be a genetic component involved as some patients tend to have more weight gain than others.
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