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12 Jan 2005

can depression either post natal or narmal be a cause for weight gain, no weight loss even with exercise and a strict diet
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01 Jan 0001

Depression interferes with many aspects of how our body generally regulates itself. Among other features, it can include increased appetite ( including the binging Inc mentions ) and weight ain, or loss of appetite and weight loss. Treatment of depression can lead to a normalization of these aspects of the illnes, and thus potentially a regaining of lost weight.
And setting aside Depression, of course, Pregnancy can lead to weight gain anyway, even if one's feeling cheerful throughout it. And, as Inc also mentions if the exercise leads to an increase in muscle bulk, that could account for some weight gain.
But there's nothing about Depression or its treatment that should lead to a failure to lose weight when one is eating according to a proper diet, and exercising moderately. Maybe Dietdoc has some ideas on how best to regain your usual weight.
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