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is wellbutrin an effective treatment for bdd

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
22 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not often: Wellbutrin (bupropion) would be unlikely to directly improve the core problem of body dysmorphic disorder. It may, however, be used to treat co-occurr ... Read More
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
Wellbutrin (bupropion) is used : For depression, adhd symptoms , smoking cessation , but not for body dysmorphic disorder.

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
36 years experience Psychiatry
Often: Wellbutrin or bupropion has been shown to be effective for adult adhd in at least one well designed study published in biological psychiatry. It is ge ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Wellbutrin (bupropion): In few cases where there is intolerance or contraindication to use of stimulants, yes. At times it can also be used to supplement other meds., off-lab ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Welbutrin is an: atypical antidepressant that has good success when SSRI's don't. But, like all antidepressants, there are potential side effects that should be cons ... Read More
Dr. Erin Robertson
19 years experience General Practice
Weigh risks/benefits: Unfortunately, giving you statistics won't be meaningful in the end. There are numbers for acute & chronic treatment w/ varying rates of remission ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Berry
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
ECT: ECT is best know for its effectiveness in treating severe depression, and wellbutrin (bupropion) is best know for helping with smoking cessation (but ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Tx will vary: If recent, pumping the stomach or with certain medications. Also treating symptoms occurring as a result of the overdose (iv fluids, medications to co ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Archibald
37 years experience Psychiatry
It is good, sort of.: It depends. There is no absolutes in medicine. However, it is not unusual to combine antidepressants if the initial does not work. Prozac and wellbutr ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
39 years experience Psychiatry
Joint pain-Wellbutri: While I have never had somebody tell me they developed joint pain from wellbutrin (bupropion) i also tell them any medication can have any side effe ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
39 years experience Pediatrics
Medication question: Talk to the prescribing doctor. If you feel the medication is not working, then there are other choices, based on the classifications of the medicine, ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Moranville
36 years experience Psychiatry
Buspirone : You may want to talk to your doc about a psychiatry referral since it sounds like (a)he may be in over their head. Buspirone is an anti-anxiety drug, ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Narcolepsy ?'s: Narcolepsy not affected by the medications mentioned, may require a psychological evaluation for less common causes.

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