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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Aron Tendler
Other relatively weight neutral options are Pristiq, Emsam and Luvox.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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