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Re: Wellbutrin for OCD? Racer

Posted by Meri-Tuuli on October 14, 2006, at 7:44:47

In reply to Wellbutrin for OCD?, posted by Racer on October 14, 2006, at 2:34:58


I'm no expert, but well, erm, so your husband has dysthymia and OCD? Well I mean sometimes its important not to jump to labels - I mean its the symptoms that matter, rather than the label.

But anyway, wellbutrin is a slightly un-conventional choice I guess for OCD. With me, it made my anxiety shoot through the roof, and I think this is a well documented side effect, so it might not be the best drug for someone with OCD.

But, its more commonly presribed for things like dysthymia... actually low-dose amisulpride is good for dysthymia - there are studies out there showing this. Wellbutrin and amisulpride both influence the dopamine receptors (although in different ways I think), so perhaps your GP was just thinking about treating the dysthymia and then hoping that the OCD would improve...

But I probably think that as you suggested in your previous post, your husbands GP was probably like 'done an SSRI, done an SSNRI, um, well the only thing left I feel comfortable prescribing as a GP (I'm no pdoc) is wellbutrin..' but who knows....

How's your husbands health otherwise?

Perhaps CBT would be useful for your husband?

In my experience, I personally don't rate the SSRIs/SSNRIs myself, but whatever helps, take it.

Kind regards





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