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Dr. Evan Altman
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Definition)

"Dysmorphic" is a term coined by David W. Smith, who freed parents from having their children labeled "FLK", a pejorative descriptive meaning "funny-looking kid". Anything dysmorphic has unusually-shaped features, either from intrinsic abnormal development (malformation) or a normal form disrupted by physical force (deformation). BDD is in the mind of the ...Read more


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Is wellbutrin/bupropion an effective treatment for adhd?

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-label. ...Read more

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How effective are wellbutrin (bupropion) and electroconvulsive therapy?

How effective are wellbutrin (bupropion) and electroconvulsive therapy?

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, relapse, and readmission to inpatient services for unipolar depression, bipolar depression, and other illnesses. Some people swear by it. Others are underwhelmed. May be worth at least a trial run. Safely done w/ sedation. Wellbutrin (bupropion) can be very useful ...Read more

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What is the treatment for wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

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 control an irregular heart rhythm or seizures, breathing tube to help breathing, closely monitor heart and lungs). If an overdose occurs, intentional or accidental, call your doctor or 911. May also contact the poison control center 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more

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I am currently taking klonopin (2,5mg day), ritalin (35mg/day), Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL(300mg) and Tegretol CR (400mg) and I'm not sure about my treatment. ?

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, since I don't have your diagnosis. If your questions are about the medications themselves, then ask your doctor to explain. ...Read more

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Due to treatment of Dr. from GAD & SAD,I am doing well with combo(60mg Prozac+150mg Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL)daily morning, Is this combo safe use without harms?

Med tx: This combination is commonly used. Of course there is potential for side effects with all medications. Combining these two medications can help address problems with serotonin, norepinephrine & dopamine. ...Read more

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Take treatment for GAD by Prozac 40 mg,my GP wants add either Buspar (buspirone) or Wellbutrin to encounter side effects of Prozac,which the safe and ideal combo?

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, but both Prozac and Wellbutrin (bupropion) can potentially exacerbate anxiety. There are many other potential options if Buspirone is not beneficial, but I would not abandon it before max dose of 60 mg/d. It should be taken 3-4 times dailu ...Read more

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I take Effexor (venlafaxine) and wellbutrin for panic disorder. What other treatments are best besides medications?

Talk therapy: Even with medication, i think it is a very goo idea to do some cbt talk therapy. That can help you feel more skilled (less helpless) in moderating or avoiding attacks. You may not need the meds if you are successful. Also meditation and certain exercise programs can be a good support for correcting this disorder. I'm impressed by your interest in self-management. I bet you'll do well. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Bupropion (Definition)

Also called wellbutrin (bupropion) or zyban or aplenzin, is an atypical antidepressant & smoking cessation aid, which has mild psychostimulant action. It is a norepinephrine/dopamine reuptake inhibitor. It can lower seizure threshold at high doses, ...Read more


Wellbutrin (Definition)

Bupropion is an addiction reducing agent and an antidepressant which are both a ...Read more