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Posted by: G. | 2010/10/07

antidepressant and weight loss

I have heard that antidepressant make one have appetite and thus make u gain weight.

I think i am depressed, as i am so fatigued and cant explain why, is the anti depressents that aid weight loss?

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Dear G
Depression as such can cause pronounced weight gain and/or weightloss depending on the individual's reaction. In the same way, antidepressants can cause weight gain or loss in certain individuals. If you are feeling constantly tired, this could be due to a wide variety of conditions (iron or vit B12 deficiency anaemia, low thyroid function, insulin resistance, stress, anxiety, depression, etc). Please consult a medical doctor for a general checkup to see exactly what is causing your tiredness. Once we have a diagnosis we can see if you need to change your diet.
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Posted by: DietDoc | 2010/10/07

Dear G
Depression as such can cause pronounced weight gain and/or weightloss depending on the individual's reaction. In the same way, antidepressants can cause weight gain or loss in certain individuals. If you are feeling constantly tired, this could be due to a wide variety of conditions (iron or vit B12 deficiency anaemia, low thyroid function, insulin resistance, stress, anxiety, depression, etc). Please consult a medical doctor for a general checkup to see exactly what is causing your tiredness. Once we have a diagnosis we can see if you need to change your diet.
Best regards
DietDoc

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