Question 1: What would be an acceptable diagnosis to consider for Ms. S?

Answer: C Some of the commonly observed or classic features of major depressive disorder include weight loss, loss of interest in activities that were once considered to be pleasurable, crying spells, and decreased appetite.

Question 2: Based on her selected diagnosis, Ms. S would be a good candidate for which drug?


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Answer: C. Some people may experience weight loss as a side effect of bupropion (Wellbutrin), which may be attributed to the effects of nausea or loss of appetite.

Question 3: Which antidepressants can be associated with weight loss?

Answer: C Some people may experience weight loss as a side effect of bupropion (Wellbutrin), which may be attributed to the effects of nausea or loss of appetite.

Abimbola Farinde, PharmD, MS, is a clinical staff pharmacist at Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena, Texas, with a specialization in psychopharmacology and geriatrics.