CBS Describes Alternatives to Antidepressants that Won't Cause Weight Gain

CBS Describes Alternatives to Antidepressants that Won’t Cause Weight Gain


Dr. Aron Tendler, psychiatrist and chief medical officer at BrainsWay, highlighted the correlation between certain antidepressants and weight gain in a recent study. Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the study analyzed data from 183,118 patients and found that escitalopram, paroxetine, and duloxetine users were more likely to gain weight compared to sertraline users, while bupropion users were less likely. Dr. Tendler emphasized that while medication options exist for those concerned about weight gain, non-medication treatments like Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) should also be considered as effective alternatives.