The keto diet and psychiatric medications – what you need to know

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Are you starting a keto diet hoping to get some improvement to a specific mental health issue? Then there are a few things you should be aware of if you are currently taking medication for your condition.

Psychiatrist Dr. Georgia Ede outlines what you should know as a patient in the article below.

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  1. Amanda vd Watt
    Do antidepressants slow down weight loss? I have been using it for more than 20 yrs and I am really struggling to lose even 1 kg a month. Please help!! Thank you
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  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Yes, antidepressants can slow down weight loss unfortunately. Here is our troubleshooting page for other issues that could help you spot other issues that may inadvertently be tripping you up.

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