Antidepressants, weight gain, high cholesterol and metabolic syndrome

A recent study looked at the relationship between SSRI (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors) and weight gain, waist circumference, BMI, blood sugar, cholesterol levels.  Each SSRI affected these markers for health with Paxil increasing each of them after only 16 weeks. These medications increase the serotonin available to the brain and body by interrupting the mechanismContinue reading “Antidepressants, weight gain, high cholesterol and metabolic syndrome”