Taking antidepressants could be linked to weight gain, according to a new study — and some drugs heighten the risk more than others


  • A large new study has found a link between taking antidepressants and a 5% increase in body weight.
  • Some antidepressants were associated with a larger risk than others.
  • Other factors like age and sex didn’t affect the results.
  • The authors said it is important people don’t stop taking their medication if they are worrying about the side effects.
  • They added that alternative treatments such as group cognitive behavioural therapy may be preferable for people with milder depression.

Scientific studies have shown how being obese can increase the risk of developing depression, and how depression can be a predictor for developing obesity.

People who are obese are about 25% more likely to experience a mood disorder like depression than the rest of the population — with poor self image, low self esteem and social isolation all likely to be factors.

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