Will My Antidepressants Make Me Gain Weight?

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(BlackDoctor.org) — It can be difficult enough to deal with your depression symptoms, but suddenly gaining several pounds as a result of your treatment can sometimes make your overall health – and your depresson – suffer more.

What can you do? Is weight gain while taking antidepressants unavoidable?

BlackDoctor.org’s Pharmacy Expert, Dr. Crystal Riley, shines some light on this difficult situation…

Q: My doctor may put me on antidepressants…will they cause me to gain weight?