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Posted by: cutie | 2010/08/26

generalised anxiety disorder

Dear Dr . in your learned opinion what is the best meds for GAD . I know you have to know specifics . However I def have the disorder and am on Cipralex . It has helped wonderfully . But I have got SO FAT . I have had my bloodwork done and my metobolic rate is good . Hence what is in your opinion the best without the fatty side effect

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Its very annoying that some antidepressants in SOME people, seem to make it very easy to gain weight, and this doesn't seem easily predictable before-hand. Some people on the same drug experience no such problem ; but then some people, on the same drug, don't experience much benefit, either. "Bloodwork" doesn't shed any light on this issue.
There is no one "best" treatment, annoyingly ( how nice and simple our job would be if it were so! ). Another AD might help, or not ; and with that side-effect, or not.
The only form of treatment for anxiety or depression that has been shown to be effective and does NOT lead to weight gain, is Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, a particular form of counselling. The Depression / Anxiety Support group may be able to point you towards some shrinks in your area who can provide that

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Posted by: whoever | 2010/08/26

I am on pro-hexal and rivitrol and I lost alot of weight when I started using it 2 years ago.

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2010/08/26

Its very annoying that some antidepressants in SOME people, seem to make it very easy to gain weight, and this doesn't seem easily predictable before-hand. Some people on the same drug experience no such problem ; but then some people, on the same drug, don't experience much benefit, either. "Bloodwork" doesn't shed any light on this issue.
There is no one "best" treatment, annoyingly ( how nice and simple our job would be if it were so! ). Another AD might help, or not ; and with that side-effect, or not.
The only form of treatment for anxiety or depression that has been shown to be effective and does NOT lead to weight gain, is Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, a particular form of counselling. The Depression / Anxiety Support group may be able to point you towards some shrinks in your area who can provide that

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