Antidepressants can make you gain weight, new research has found

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Mail Online—Researchers from Kings College in London found that people who stayed on the pills for two or three years were far more likely to pile on the pounds than those who were not medicated.

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