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Do Medications Make You Gain Weight?

Medication Pill: Yum-yum! Eat-eat! More-more!
Caption: Are Your Meds Making You Gain Weight?

Depression Medications

citalopram (Celexa)
fluoxetine (Prozac)
fluvoxamine (Luvox)
mirtazapine (Remeron)
paroxetine (Paxil)
sertraline (Zoloft)

Mood Stabilizers

Clozapine (Clozaril)
Lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid)
Olanzapine (Zyprexa)
Quetiapine (Seroquel)
Risperidone (Risperdal)

List from WebMD. But it is a short list.  I just found it funny the first two categories, on their list, were depression drugs and mood stabilizers.

The fact is many drugs will have weight gain as a side effect. But we also must note that if we are dealing with depression or other...
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* Mental Health Humor

Mindfulness: Clear your Mind


 Caption: Mindfulness Clear your Mind
I wish I was that good at mindfulness, to be able to just wipe away everything like clicking a delete button, then focus on nothing.  I can do it, but it's normally due to medications and I black out and sleep. Nothing mind full in sleep like that, more like mind-void.  It's not relaxing or comforting it just...
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