Other Wellbutrin AlternativesWhen medication, therapy, and the combination of these treatments prove ineffective, or work too slowly to relieve severe symptoms, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be an option.
Some people may also consider complementary or alternative treatments for depression. Complementary or alternative treatments can include:
- St. John's wort
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Vitamin B6
- SAMe (S-adenosyl-L-methionine)
- 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan)
(Click Natural Remedies for Depression or Acupuncture and Depression for more information on what research has shown regarding these alternative treatments.)
Wellbutrin Alternatives: A SummaryThere are several Wellbutrin alternatives, including other medications and therapy. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider if Wellbutrin is not working for you (or your child) or if you are experiencing bothersome Wellbutrin side effects. You may need to try one of the other depression treatments.