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Drug SSRI can treat weight loss?

Hi all:

There is a question in UW about treating weight loss in cancer patients

and there is one choice: serotonin reuptke inhibitors. The explanation says

that serotonin reuptake inhibitors can be used to treat anorexia due to

depression. But the side effects of, for example, fluoxetine, is weight loss. So

how can we use serotonin reuptake inhibitors to treat anorexia since their

side effect is weight loss?
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