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Drug Antidepressant Choice without Weight Gain

A 44-year-old woman comes to the psychiatrist for treatment of a major depression. Her BMI is 28. She states she has lost 50 lb in the past year and is determined not to gain it back. Which of the following medications would be the best choice to treat her depression, given these circumstances?

a. Amitriptyline
b. Doxepin
c. Nortriptyline
d. Phenelzine
e. Sertraline

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It seems to me most likely answer is (e)
As 3 of the options are TCA and remaining are SSRI and MAO inhibitor. Though as far as i can remember all of them are somewhat linked to weight gain but in comparison with others SSRI is d least and the best..think I'm right...
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Answer is B, I doubt it will be asked in ck though
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ans is b i doubt it will be asked in ck though
You mean "e", right? Questions like this were on my NBME Psychiatry Shelf, so they might be on the CK...
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ans is b i doubt it will be asked in ck though
Why the answer is b) anyway what would be the explanation then......
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Why the answer is b) anyway what would be the explanation then......
nope, typo. its serteraline.,the ans.
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