Wellbutrin and Depression

Depression is a medical illness that is often caused by an imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain. It is estimated that more than 20 million people in North America suffer from depression.

Antidepressants such as Wellbutrin have been shown to be effective in relieving symptoms of depression in many patients.

How do you know if you are clinically depressed?
According to the psychiatric reference book, the Diagnostics and Statistical Manual, a major depressive episode involves at least four of the following symptoms over a two-week period:
  • A diminished interest or pleasure in usual activities, including sex;
  • A change in appetite;
  • Changes in sleep patterns;
  • Psychomotor agitation or retardation;
  • Fatigue;
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness;
  • Slower thinking or difficulty concentrating;
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviour;
If you are experiencing these symptoms, you may be suffering from depression. Always consult your doctor before beginning any course of therapy or treatment.

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