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Does subutex/suboxone help with depression as well?

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Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: It may

It may, if the depression is due to opioid addiction.

In brief: It may

It may, if the depression is due to opioid addiction.
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Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Due to addiction

It may, if the depression is due to addiction.

In brief: Due to addiction

It may, if the depression is due to addiction.
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry

In brief: Not generally

All opioids are actually CNS (central nervous system) depressants.
If there ever is any help with depression from that class of medication (methadone & suboxone) it would be the temporary relief they can give in addiction treatment from the overpowering craving to abuse opioids. Even without being addicted opioids like methadone, suboxone and other opioids can cause depression-like symptoms.

In brief: Not generally

All opioids are actually CNS (central nervous system) depressants.
If there ever is any help with depression from that class of medication (methadone & suboxone) it would be the temporary relief they can give in addiction treatment from the overpowering craving to abuse opioids. Even without being addicted opioids like methadone, suboxone and other opioids can cause depression-like symptoms.
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