Do anti-anxiety/depressant drugs make you gain weight?!

Question: Do anti-anxiety/depressant drugs make you gain weight.?
I am currently taking Zoloft for anxiety, but I recently lost my job and my health insurance so my doctor prescribed me Paxil because it's a lower cost drug. However, one of my skinny friends says she took this medicine and she gained 40lbs! I'm definately not taking the Paxil now, but is this something I can expect from the Zoloft as well.?Health Question & Answer

My aunt has been on Zoloft for years and she is thin (and hasn't gained or lost and dramatic amounts of weight that I've noticed over the 16 years of life that I've known her.

also, if you are struggling with cost she was told (and has used it for years - recommeded to her from her doctor when she was concerned about cost) that St.John's Worts (bad name - for a good product) is almost an equal (much less expensive/not over the counter) medicine that will really help you! You are too take three a day (all three can be taken at the same time). And they take much shorter to 'get in' to your system - they work faster than most prescribed antidepressants - which sometimes take weeks to work.

My aunt takes them for (depression) and anxiety.

Zoloft shouldn't make you gain weight - Palix actually WILL cause weight gain, I have attached a piece of an article below:

"Certain antidepressants are more likely to cause weight gain than are others. For example, tricyclic antidepressants and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are more likely to be associated with weight gain than are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The exception to this may be long-term use of paroxetine (Paxil)

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