Our expert says:
It is a fact that some antidepressants can cause weight gain while others cause weightloss. At the same time depression is a condition that can be associated with pronounced weight gain or loss depending on the individual reaction of the patient. If you are steadily gaining weight then I would suggest that you discuss this problem with the dr who is prescribing your antidepressants because he/she may be able to change your medication or adjust the dose or determine if your depression is being well controlled. As regards a diet you can try using an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). Doing aerobic exercise for at least 30 min a day will not only help for weightloss, but it also counteracts depression, so use it as a valuable tool to improve your weight and mood.
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