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A 28-year-old male asked:

Which medicine for depression is the least likely to cause the side effect of apathy? thanks

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Dr. Vladimir Lipovetsky
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Noradrenergic: Wellbutrin, Cymbalta, Effexor, (venlafaxine) Nortryptiline. The problem is that you can't know which one is least likely to cause it in YOU.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you have: atypical depressive disorder - wellbutrin (bupropion) may be helpful in this respect. The decision of best medication choice should be made mindfully with your psychiatrist's input.

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Last updated Feb 26, 2015

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