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How long does it take for Wellbutrin to work for depression?

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Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe

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Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 in Mental Health
Question: Hello u can see from my previous posts i am using wellbutrin today is my 15th day. Things had been better side effects all went away except anxiety and today i had more depression than usual is it still adjusting to my body or its not working?
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 4 hours later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

It can take as long as 6-8 weeks to experience the full antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects of Wellbutrin. It has only been 2 weeks so far. Be patient, and you are likely to see improved mood and anxiety over the next several weeks.

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