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Bupropion-Related Weight Gain in a Fresh Depression Patient
Yi-Cheng Hou, M.Sc.; Chien-Han Lai, M.D.
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2014;26:E52-E53. doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.13050107
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The authors report no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Dept. of Nutrition, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, New Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC

Dept. of Psychiatry, Cheng Hsin General Hospital, Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC
Dept. of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Send correspondence to Dr. Lai; e-mail: stephenlai99@gmail.com

Copyright © 2014 by the American Psychiatric Association

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To the Editor: Bupropion is well-known for the characteristics of less significant impact on the body weight and even with weight-loss effects.1 It is seldom reported with body weight gain (BWG) side effects. However, we want to share a fresh depression patient with significant BWG after using bupropion within 1 month.

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