One hopes that patients who are gaining weight are not ignored their weight gain because a study says that they should not be doing so.
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There is no mystery as to the cause of the antidepressant-associated weight gain. There are two reasons: overeating and under-exercising.
The catch-22 of antidepressant therapy is the depression that comes from gaining weight on a drug used to stop the depression.
Do you really want to explain to cousin Shirley or aunt Josephine that you are taking Zoloft or Lexapro or Depakote and the drug caused you to put on 20, 30 or maybe even 70 pounds since last Christmas?
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