A 32-year-old female asked:
How does wellbutrin (bupropion) (and similar meds) help with depression and anxiety?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Neil Liebowitz answered
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Enhance signals: Antidepressants enhance the effect of natural chemical messengers in the brain. Different antidepressants may enhance different chemicals therefore not everyone responds to the same meds and some may need a combination of medications. Wellbutrin (bupropion) works on Adrenalin and Dopamine mostly. Ssri meds like Prozac and Lexapro work mostly on serotonin. I describe in my book: psychiatry in techno colors.
Answered on May 8, 2016
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