Who Suffers From Depression?

In the United States in 2019,

Women were diagnosed more often than men2

Depression was most common among people aged

18-25 years2

19.4 millionadults had at least one major depressive episode2

Symptoms of Depression1

How I might feel
  • Sad, anxious, or “empty”
  • Hopeless or pessimistic
  • Irritable
  • Guilty, worthless, or helpless
  • Restless
  • Disinterested or dissatisfied with hobbies or activities
  • Tired
How I might act
  • Moving or talking more slowly
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Problems sleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight changes
  • Low energy levels

What Causes Depression?

Depression may be caused by a number of things, including1:


Environmental factors

Other medical disorders

Is Your Depression Getting Better?

There are a variety of ways healthcare professionals (HCPs) treat depression. Therapy, medication, or both may be something your HCP suggests.1

Antidepressants are a specific type of medicine that works on the chemicals in your brain that help control mood.1

WELLBUTRIN XL has been prescribed for more than 15 years to people suffering from depression.3,4 It works on different brain chemicals than other commonly prescribed antidepressants and, in clinical trials, had a low incidence of weight gain* and orgasm dysfunction.1,3,5,6

WELLBUTRIN XL could help you feel like yourself again.

*WELLBUTRIN XL is not indicated for weight loss.

  1. National Institute of Mental Health. Depression. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml. Accessed December 8, 2021.
  2. National Institute of Mental Health. Major depression. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression.shtml. Accessed December 8, 2021.
  3. WELLBUTRIN XL (bupropion hydrochloride extended-release) Prescribing Information. Bausch Health Companies Inc.
  4. Food and Drug Administration. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/appletter/2003/21515ltr.pdf. Accessed December 8, 2021.
  5. U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Depression: FDA-approved medications may help. https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/depression-fda-approved-medications-may-help. Accessed December 8, 2021.
  6. Clayton AH, Croft HA, Horrigan JP, et al. Bupropion extended release compared with escitalopram: effects on sexual functioning and antidepressant efficacy in 2 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies. J Clin Psychiatry. 2006;67(5):736-746.