February 1, 2023

Elon Musk is not a medical doctor. He’s not a psychiatrist or any other type of mental health professional. But on Friday, he expressed a very strong opinion about Wellbutrin, an anti-depressant medication, on Twitter. Yes, Twitter, that social media platform that he plans on buying for $44 billion, which is about $44 billion more than most people will ever have. Take a look at how Musk responded to a tweet from Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen about a different medication Adderall:As you can see, Andreessen had originally tweeted, “Everyone thinks our present society was caused by social media. I’m wondering whether Adderall plus ubiquitous Google searches have bigger effects.” Note that Andreessen, who’s not a medical doctor or other mental health professional either, didn’t mention Wellbutrin. Nevertheless, Musk decided to throw in a well, how about Wellbutrin type of reply: “Wellbutrin is way worse than Adderall imo. It should be taken off the market. Every time that drug has come up in conversation, someone at the table has a suicide or near suicide story.”Presumably, Musk used “imo” to stand for “in my opinion” rather than “intrepid marine officer”, “intelligent medical object”, or “I monetize otters.” Maybe this was a disclaimer just in case someone accused him of offering medical advice. Regardless, on social media, such a qualifier may go unnoticed, especially if you don’t emphasize “imobidhrme,” which would stand for “in my opinion because I don’t have real medical expertise.” Remember when podcaster Joe Rogan said, “I’m not a doctor, I’m a bleeping moron,” and “I’m not a respected source of information, even for me,” as I covered for Forbes? Well, has that stopped people from taking medical advice from Rogan? And has that kept Rogan from continuing to make claims about Covid-19 vaccines and medications such as ivermectin? Add over $260 billion in net worth, and do you have a similar situation with Musk? Let’s take a look at the specifics of what Musk tweeted. Saying that Wellbutrin is worse than Adderall is a bit like saying, “a can opener is way worse than a hedge trimmer.” Sure, both medications do affect neurotransmitters, the chemicals that nerve cells in your brain use to communicate with each other. However, they do fall into different categories of medications. Wellbutrin, known generically as bupropion, is an aminoketone antidepressant or a dopamine reuptake inhibitor, whereas Adderall, known generically as dextroamphetamine/amphetamine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. The strengths, limitations, risks, and usefulness of both Wellbutrin and Adderall really depend on how specifically they are being used. The two medications tend to be used for very different things too. Doctors may prescribe Wellbutrin to treat either major depressive disorder or seasonal affective disorder, which is when depression episodes tend to come in the Fall and Winter months.

Elon musk is not a medical doctor he’s not a psychiatrist or any other type of mental health professional but on friday he expressed a very strong opinion about wellbutrin an antidepressant medication on twitter yes twitter that social media platform that he plans on buying for 44 billion dollars which is about 44 billion dollars more than most people will ever

Have take a look at how musk responded to a tweet from netscape co-founder mark anderson about a different medication adderall as you can see anderson had originally tweeted everyone thinks our present society was caused by social media im wondering whether adderall plus ubiquitous google searches have bigger effects note that andrasin who’s not a medical doctor

Or other mental health professional either didn’t mention wellbutrin nevertheless musk decided to throw in a well how about wellbutrin type of reply well buterin is way worse than adderall emo it should be taken off the market every time that drug has come up in conversation someone at the table has a suicide or near suicide story must use emo to stand for

In my opinion rather than intrepid marine officer intelligent medical object or i monetize otters maybe this was a disclaimer just in case regardless on social media such a qualifier may go unnoticed especially if you don’t emphasize emma b orm which would stand for in my opinion because i don’t have real medical expertise remember when podcaster joe rogan said

I’m not a doctor i’m a bleeping and i’m not a respa well has that stopped people from taking medical advice from rogan and has that kept rogan from continuing to make claims about covet 19 vaccines and medications such as ivermectin add over 260 billion dollars in net worth and do you have a similar situation with musk let’s take a look at the specifics of what

Musk tweeted saying that well buterin is worse than adderall is a bit like saying a can opener is way worse than a hedge trimmer sure both medications do affect neurotransmitters the chemicals that nerve cells in your brain use to communicate with each other however they do fall into different categories of medications wellbutrin known generically as bupropion

Is an amino ketone antidepressant or a dopamine reuptake inhibitor whereas adderall known generically as dextroamphetamine slash amphetamine is a central nervous system cns stimulant the strengths limitations risks and usefulness of both wellbutrin and adderall really depend on how specifically they are being used the two medications tend to be used for very different things too

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