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Should antidepressants cause weight gain?

I am a 36 year old female. I wonder if antidepressants cause weight gain?

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Some antidepressants are known for weight gain more than others. Zoloft, Celexa, and Paxil come to mind. Wellbutrin is not known to cause weight gain. Depends on the patient and it’s not easy to predict which medications will cause this problem.
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Not all antidepressants cause weight gain. But some do.
Most antidepressants bear weight gain burden but for a few, like Wellbutrin. Address with your primary provider which is most appropriate for you.
Sometimes, if you're so depressed that your appetite is suppressed when you feel less depressed, your appetite will recover. Thus, you may gain weight. Directly, the antidepressants don't have much to do with weight.
Very brilliant question! Weight gain is associated with the use of some anti-depressants, but not with others. Would strongly recommend discussing your concerns with a psychiatrist. There are certain medication‘s that are especially known for weight loss and weight neutrality; however, sometimes if people are feeling better on a medicine that may have caused weight gain, there are approaches to decrease the weight that has been gained. Best to speak to your psychiatrist.

Lance Steinberg MD, Inc.
Yes, you can gain wright from many antidepressants like Remron, paxil, prozac, and many more. Wellbutrin or lexapro can be okay.
Only if you find they make you more hungry and you take in more calories. They can’t cause weight gain without you eating more calories. Most do not cause increased hunger.
There are 3-4 categories of antidepressants. Majority of them, yes, cause more or less weight gain. Different people have different sensitivity.