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J Clin Psychiatry. 1983 May;44(5 Pt 2):95-100.

Bupropion in depression: a tri-center placebo-controlled study.


In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, variable-dose study of 59 hospitalized nonpsychotic depressed patients, bupropion was significantly (p less than .05 to less than .001) more effective than placebo on measures of depression, anxiety, and global improvement. Statistically significant drug-placebo differences appeared as early as day 5 of treatment and increased on subsequent assessments. In an evaluation of Baseline X Treatment interactions, bupropion was particularly more effective than placebo in those patients with more severe depression. Placebo and bupropion groups had similar frequencies and severity of side effects. Laboratory data showed minimal differences between the two treatments. The most common adverse experience was mild dry mouth (20% of patients). Compared to placebo, bupropion was found to be effective in the treatment of depression and to have a favorable safety profile.

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