Prior to the discovery of antidepressants to cure depression in the international practice were used preparations with stimulating effect, capable of causing a state of euphoria (opium and other opiates, caffeine, ginseng). To reduce the restlessness and irritability was used the valerian, also the bromine salt. But the real sensation in the psychopharmacology was the discovery in the early 50’s of the antidepressants. Since then, for over half a century, these agents are a key tool to combat depression.
How do antidepressants work? Without going into minutiae, antidepressants are able to adjust the activity of some of the brain mechanisms.
One of these medications is Wellbutrin Sr. This drug is not only helps to cope with depression, but also helps to get rid of the bad habit of smoking.
This remedy is used mainly to improve mood and relieve other psychopathological symptomatology associated with depression of moderate to severe degree. It should not be used as the sole cure for depression and should be used in conjunction with psychotherapy.
Before you begin the treatment with Wellbutrin Sr it is necessary to understand several important points. Among “normal” people there is a perception that antidepressants are “very harmful”, “from them you go mad”; you’ll definitely “get used to them for life” and so on. Is this true?
There is a stereotype that the use of antidepressants is a demonstration of frailty. But at the same time, people who are affected by other illnesses, such as arthritis or migraine are taking medications during periods of exacerbations and it is perceived natural. Like many medicines, Wellbutrin Sr helps to soothe the pain, but in this case, not physical, but mental.
For the majority of people an important issue is getting used to antidepressants. Would your organism claim the next portion of “joy tablets” after the release of desolation? The answer is more than clear — pills used to day in the healing of despondency, and Wellbutrin refers precisely to a new generation of such remedies, are not addictive, regardless of the duration of healing. They only help our system to restore the mechanisms that have been violated by the ailment.
Those individuals whose job is connected with cleverness, are often concerned about the issue, would these pills violate brain processes that are liable for creativity? In the majority of cases, unhappiness in not the best way influences the ability to work and create, and often makes it unworkable. Wellbutrin Sr can restore the broken inner world and return inherent human capability to create.
Action of Wellbutrin Sr manifests itself not immediately; usually it takes 2-3 weeks betwixt the start time of reception and the emergence of a positive, although in some cases mood improvements can occur after only one week.
Wellbutrin Sr was originally designed to cure depression, but then has been revealed that it also helps people quit smoking. Nonetheless, it is not clear how this happens. It is supposed that the longing for cigarettes is suppressed by increasing the levels of some chemicals in the brain. Having passed the course of healing, nearly 40% of smokers, who took Wellbutrin Sr, got rid of the addiction. And only 17% of subjects, who did not use this remedy, achieved a positive result. Smoking and reception of Wellbutrin Sr are not mutually exclusive. Beginning receiving Wellbutrin Sr should be back in the smoking period it upsurges the effectiveness of the pills.
As with all medicinal products, you should not make independent decisions to take this drug. Without appropriate qualifications, there is no way of knowing about all probable prohibitions, hazardous combinations with other medicaments and adverse effects that you`re going to pay attention to and crucial data about appropriate amounts of the medication. Below are listed some health conditions that are serious contraindications to the use, but this list is not exhaustive and is presented for informational purposes only.
- Epilepsy any convulsive activity
- Age under 18 and after 60
- Nervous illness — anorexia or bulimia
- Brain tumors
- Parkinson’s disease
- Concurrent use of other antidepressants
- Cirrhosis etc.
And some of the negative reactions:
- Dry mouth
- Frequent changes of mood
- Nausea or vomiting
- Inability to focus
- Problems with urination
As you can see, with the physician’s permission and under proper medical care with patient`s responsible attitude towards their health, positive attitude and desire to get better, this drug can be a good helper on the path to health.