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Weight gain is greater with some antidepressants than others, US study finds

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3722 (Published 05 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3722
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

Doctors might want to consider the propensity of different antidepressants for increasing a patient’s weight when prescribing to people in whom weight gain could have adverse health consequences, a group of US researchers has said.

The recommendation came after a study that they conducted that found that some antidepressants were associated with greater weight gain than others over a 12 month period. The Boston based researchers reviewed the electronic health records of a large New …

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