Antidepressant Drugs

Another drug category that matches HRT in providing obstacles to weight loss is the antidepressants, particularly those which are in the SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) category. Strangely enough, these drugs-such as Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil and Celexa-were originally touted as drugs that would accelerate weight loss, but a reality check soon put an end to those misleading statements. In general, these drugs have certainly been overprescribed, and many people who suffer from depression would get great benefits from metabolically innocuous, natural anti-depressants. Many of the older psychotrophic drugs (tricyclic antidepressants) are also known to cause weight gain.

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