Do Anxiety Meds Make You Lose Weight?

Reviewed on 9/10/2020

What Are Anxiety Disorders?

Anxiety medications are not known for causing weight loss. In fact, tricyclic antidepressants used in some people for anxiety can cause weight gain.
Anxiety medications are not known for causing weight loss. In fact, tricyclic antidepressants used in some people for anxiety can cause weight gain.

Anxiety disorders are a common type of psychiatric disorder characterized by anxiety or fear that does not diminish over time. 

Types of anxiety disorders include:

What Medications Are Used to Treat Anxiety Disorders?

Treatment for anxiety disorders usually consists of a combination of medication and/or psychotherapy. 

Do Anxiety Meds Make You Lose Weight?

Anxiety medications often tend to make patients gain weight. Atypical antidepressants and tricyclic antidepressants commonly result in weight gain. 

Some medications used to treat anxiety including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) may cause nausea which causes a loss of appetite that can result in weight loss

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Reviewed on 9/10/2020
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