Alex Dimitriu, MD

Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine

Dr. Alex was quoted in MetroUS

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By Meagan Morris, May 31, 2018

Are there antidepressants that don’t cause weight gain?
New study links antidepressants and weight gain.

Antidepressants might work to help ease the symptoms of depression, but a new study published in The BMJ found that one not-so-wanted side effect of antidepressants is weight gain.

"Patients who were normal weight were more likely to transition to overweight, and overweight patients were more likely to transition to obesity if they were treated with antidepressants," study co-author Rafael Gafoor, a primary care and public health researcher at King’s College London, told Time.

Click HERE for the full article on Metro US.

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CONDITIONS TREATED: anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, insomnia, bipolar disorder, and treatment resistant depression.

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