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A 38-year-old member asked:

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) work very well for adhd and depression?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Wellbutrin (bupropion) is : Excellent for atypical depression/ seasonal affective disorder. Would not use it first line for adhd. However, it can be used off-label for that purpose.
Dr. Lincoln Bickford
Psychiatry 15 years experience
It certainly can: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is first-line antidepressant (as effective as others like Prozac and zoloft), and also has some efficacy for adhd symptoms (although considered second-line after stimulants like Ritalin and adderall). Wellbutrin (bupropion) can be a good choice when depression and adhd co-occur.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
It is important to find the correct combination of medications with your Psychiatrist. Have a physical exam to rule out illness. If you are not confident in your Dr. see another for a 2nd opinion. Medications are not sufficient since they do not teach you coping. Psychotherapy with a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy can help your medications to work better.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is wellbutrin (bupropion) for ADHD and depression?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Wellbutrin (bupropion) is used: To treat depression. It is excellent for atypical depression. I have seen it used for adhd - but usually when more typical adhd medication were not an option. (off label).

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