Have a patient with anxiety? Is this patient interested in losing weight? Are they possibly on an SSRI that has contributed to their increased weight? Then seriously consider Bupropion.
Bupropion is not usually considered for treating anxiety and is not considered the first line agent, but a double-blind controlled trial with 24 patients who had confirmed Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) found endpoint scores favored Bupropion vs. Escitalopram in reducing anxiety.
I have multiple men’s health patients on bupropion for anxiety, weight loss, and even both. Many have commented that not only did they lose 10-20lbs over 4 months, but that their overall mood and anxiety improved as well.
So, consider bupropion at 300mg daily if you have patients with GAD who might need to lose weight or vice versa.