bupropion

What options can be considered to help women stop smoking?

Nicole is a 43 year old woman who just established with you for primary care. She has a history of bipolar 1 (currently in remission on lithium, with 1 prior psychiatric hospitalization for suicidality) and high blood pressure for which she takes amlodipine. On the BP log she brings in, there are occasional 140 systolics […]

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What treatments help patients stop using methamphetamine?

Carter is a 41 year old man who comes to see you for a routine follow-up visit. He previously used cocaine on nights out with friends. Today, Carter tells you that he stopped using cocaine entirely because he found something better: crystal (methamphetamine). For the last year, he has used a little bit of crystal

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Which antidepressants are least likely to cause weight gain?

After almost 2 years of discussing pharmacotherapy, a 48 year old woman with severe generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) agrees to take medication. She starts taking escitalopram and increases the dosage. After 8 weeks on a daily dose of escitalopram 20mg, her anxiety symptoms are in remission. She has no side effects. However, when you see her 6 months

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Does this patient’s history of binging and purging make it unsafe to start bupropion?

Your patient is a 25 yo woman in a current major depressive episode. She was treated with escitalopram first, and then switched to sertraline. Each medication helped her depression and caused anorgasmia, which caused her to stop them.  She is moderately depressed, and wants to know if there is anything that she can take for depression that

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