Our expert says:
Yes, unfortunately antidepressants can cause weight gain. Depression on its own can cause an increase in appetite. Ask your doctor to evaluate if your depression is well controlled. I do not recommend any appetite depressants, as they all have adverse side effects.
Rather structure your life in such a way that you can accomodate 45 minutes of streneous exercise daily. I also suggest that you follow a sensible diet, as a lifestyle change and not a short crash diet that would not sustain weight loss, is the best solution.
If you do a positive lifestyle change, you will feel much better about yourself and I predict that you will be able to lesson the dose of your antidepressant.
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