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    Exercise: The Value of Exercise in Treating Depression Anxiety and depression are the two leading types of reported mental health illness in the United States. They are two sides of the same insidious coin, and affect around 40 million people each year, or 18% of the population. (ADAA) The advent of anti-depressant drugs has created a multi-billion dollar industry that argues medication is the most effective treatment for patients. And while antidepressants are an important option to have available, they should not be considered the best or most effective solution in treating all cases of mild to moderate depression while there are other equally effective alternatives available. Physical activity and exercise can provide a more complete and long-lasting solution for battling these depressive disorders without the dependency and side effects that come with anti-depressant drugs. The rise of depression, and growing dependency on anti-depressive drugs, should be addressed with more concern in the United States. Unfortunately the effects of anti-depressant overuse are not treated as a serious issues, even with the staggering statistics that grow each year. For example, since 1988 the prescribing of anti-depressants has increased by 400% according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 1). One in five Americans over the age of 12 takes and psychotropic drug, and one-in-eight take an anti-depressant. (APA 1) Many patients in the U.S. are able to get…

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    O’Reardon, J., Solvason, H., Janicak, P., Sampson, S., Isenberg, K., Nahas, Z., . . . Sackeim, H. (2007). Efficacy And Safety Of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation In The Acute Treatment Of Major Depression: A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial. Biological Psychiatry, 62, 1208-1216. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2007.01.018 The efficacy and safety of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been a topic of discussion for quite some time now. While many studies do show that TMS is not only safe,…

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    Introduction Culture is powerful. It can mold our values, shape our beliefs, dictate our norms and practices, and guide our overall being. It is difficult to change one’s way of life. When culture intertwines with health problem, then it becomes and issue of “how can we change individuals without changing their culture?” The answer is not a simple one, but with the use of Motivational Interview (MI), evoking patient behavior change is possible. The person that I interviewed was Lynd Tran,…

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    Bupropion: A Case Study

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    Bupropion works by inhibiting the neuronal uptake of both dopamine and norepinephrine (Stall, Godwin, & Juurlink, 2014). Bupropion is also an antagonist for acetylcholine (Stall et al., 2014). Bupropion is considered a second generation antidepressant (Moreira, 2011). Compared to other antidepressants, bupropion acts as a dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (Moreira, 2011). Bupropion can be taken in a once daily extended release tablet or an immediate release tablet that is taken…

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    Bupropion Case Studies

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    Bupropion is an antidepressant drug that selectively inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine and dopamine. Depressed patients who did not respond to the SSRI could use bupropion to improve their symptoms, but the side effects are also presented, especially seizures which are four times higher to occur in bupropion than other antidepressants (1998). Like serotonergic antidepressants, the article (1998) noted that bupropion has been shown to be effective in many other disorders such as attention…

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    He reported difficulty concentrating at work, trouble staying asleep, and panic attacks 3x a week with hyperventilation, chest discomfort, and rapid heartbeat. He was diagnosed with a moderate episode of recurrent major depressive disorder, and panic attacks. Bupropion HCl was recommended. An attending physician statement completed by Michelle Guillot, PA-C (Family Medicine), dated 12/06/2016, indicated that the claimant was relieved of work duties from 11/07/2016 - 12/19/2016 and would be able…

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    Hypoalgesia Summary

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    manifestations including clonus, tremor, and hyperthermia. This report describes a case of serotonin toxicity triggered by an increasing dose of tramadol with concurrent bupropion and sertraline treatment. Based on our knowledge, this is the first case report reviewing the drug interaction between tramadol and bupropion with outcomes of decreased hypoalgesia and increased serotonergic activity in relation to increasing doses…

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    Hi Erwina, Good morning. Thank you for sharing your interesting post about depression as well as your clinical experience with your patient who had a status post fracture and manifested with depression due to living in a new environment. I understand how your patient feel because when my father transferred to a skilled nursing facility and stayed for 30 days, he suffered a depression and with the medication that they gave him (Zoloft) he developed double vision and dizziness. His doctor…

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    Bupropion is highly recommended when other drugs have been ineffective as it acts on chemicals in the brain that are related to nicotine craving (McDonough, 2015). However bupropion can work more effective with nicotine replacement therapy such as nicotine patches, inhalers and gums (Preston et al,2013).Even though bupropion was developed at first as antidepressant to treat depressive moods, it has been having strong effects on smoking cessations(McDonough,2015). Although bupropion has…

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    Methamphetamine

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    According to the article, “Treatment of Methamphetamine Cravings With Bupropion: A Case Report,” by Dr. Timothy Berigan and Michael Russell. One theory is to simply, treat Meth addicts with another medication. Bupropion is a medication used to treat depression and has been shown to help curb Meth cravings (Berigan & Russell, n.d.). The article states that Bupropion doesn’t “ween” addicts from their Meth use completely but it does serve as a viable option for their overwhelming cravings (Berigan…

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