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Antidepressants are related to weight gain.

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We are learning more in regards to the relationship between weight gain and several other major classes of antidepressants, comparable to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), comparable to sertraline (Zoloft), and tricyclic antidepressants, comparable to amitriptyline (Elavil). Research has shown that putting on the kilos is a possible short-term side effect of the medication. But a study published on May 23, 2018. BMJ suggests that antidepressants are also related to persistent weight gain. Researchers analyzed health information from greater than 300,000 people (average age 51) within the UK whose weight and body mass index were measured at doctor's appointments between 2004 and 2014. About 18% were prescribed antidepressants. During the study period, individuals who took antidepressants had a 21 percent higher risk of weight gain of 5 percent or more, in comparison with those that didn’t take antidepressants. The risk peaked within the second and third years. Seven years later there was no evidence of weight gain. The study was observational and didn’t prove that antidepressants cause weight gain. But the researchers hope the findings will encourage people to discuss with their doctors about weight gain as a possible side effect of antidepressants, and potential and even delayed weight gain in the event that they're using the drugs. I’ll plan to extend.

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