Are Antidepressants Making Us Fat?

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Is there a Link Between Antidepressants and Obesity?

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Weight gain is a common side effect with many antidepressants, mood stabilizers and anti-psychotic medications. Are these pills that are prescribed so readily making our society obese?

All antidepressants have the potential to cause weight gain and yet most people seem unaware that weight gain is one of the most common side effects associated with Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac, Wellbutrin, Zyprexa and many other behavioral drugs until it is too late. Ironically, this common side effect causes an increase in depression as it can seriously impact self-esteem.

The explosion in the rate of obesity in the United States occurred after the mid 1970

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