Does wellbutrin (bupropion) help with depression?

Yes. It is best to speak specifically with you physician about your particular details. However, in general, wellbutrin (bupropion) can help treat a major depressive episode. Wellbutrin (bupropion) particularly helps when symptoms of low energy and poor concentration are present. The sexual side risk of wellbutrin (bupropion) are lower than other antidepressants.
Yes it can. Wellbutrin (bupropion) has multiple uses, and depression is definitely one of them. Finding the right medicine (or non medical therapy) for depression requires a discussion with your doctor. Good luck!
Depends. Wellbutrin (bupropion) helps many with depression but response is certainly individual as it only affects mainly 1 neurotransmitter and often others are out of normal range as well. Trial of a medication is the usual method used. Finding a local functional medicine doc thru a4m.Com web locator can help with someone to measure neurotransmitters/other labs to speed recovery with targeted nutrition and/or meds.

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How does wellbutrin (bupropion) (and similar meds) help with depression and anxiety?

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. Read more...
Still theory. It is believed that by affecting certain neurochemical levels in the brain that normal emotional levels will be obtained. The 3 neurotransmitters that current antidepressant affect are sertonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. Wellbutrin is the only antidepressant that works on dopamine. Ssri's, like lexapro, prozac, etc. Target sere, while snri's, like Effexor (venlafaxine) and Cymbalta affect sere and nore. Read more...
Dep, usu not anxiety. Wellbutrin (bupropion) helps 2/3 to 3/4 of patients with clinical depression feel better, about the same as other antidepressants. It is not an anti-anxiety med, and won't help anxiety directly. However, sometimes anxiety is a symptom of depression. In this case, if the depression is treated the anxiety may go away as well. Read more...

150mg wellbutrin (bupropion) XL can help for depression?

MAY NEED TO INCREASE. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a terrific antidepressant and 150 mg may be alright but the dose is on the low side and can certainly be increased. Speak with your physician. Read more...

I'm using Wellbutrin (bupropion) to treat depression, how do I tell if it's working for me?

Feel less depressed? Did you understand the things that led to your being diagnosed as having a Clinical Depression? I hope you did - those are the indications you might look for to see if they are less troublesome now. If not - you need to try to solve the problems in another way. If yes, it worked. In-between? then it's hard to say why but it could be the Wellbutrin (bupropion) or other changes in life. Okay? Feel better? Read more...
Feel better but .. Know that it make time for a medication to really "kick in" for you. As your body's neurochemistry has to adjust and/or the dose needs to be right for you. This can takes weeks if not months. But if it's going to work for you, you should feel some improvement in your moods, or energy levels, or desire to be active, or ability to concentrate. Read more...