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which antidepressant would you recommend for anxiety lexapro or wellbutrin (bupropion)?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety: I'd recommend lexapro, as wellbutrin (bupropion) doesn't have as much antianxiety effect -- also can be more activating than some anxious people like. Each person is different, though.
Answered on Nov 2, 2016
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Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety medication: Lexapro and other ssri medications are considered first line treatment for a variety of anxiety disorders. Wellbutrin, (bupropion) while often a very effective medication for depression (and off-label for add/adhd), does not have a significant serotonin effect and therefore is not considered to be a great medication to treat anxiety. It does help with depression that can be co-morbid commonly with anxiety.
Answered on Nov 30, 2015
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