Traditional treatments for depression are medications. Anti-depressants are used to suppress the symptoms of depression such as low moods and negative thoughts. These medications must be prescribed by a physician because they are often quite powerful and can have side-effects such as sleep issues, sexual problems or nausea. It is also important to find the right medication for you – not everyone responds similarly to the same medications.
In part one of this series on weight gain and antidepressants we talked about which medications are most likely to make you gain weight. It seems that Paxil is the "winner" there. In so many of the forums discussing this topic, people say they gained from between 20-50 pounds while taking this antidepressant. And even the medical…