Our expert says:
Xanax occasionally is not a problem - the difficulty of potential dependence on that family of drugs comes when one takes them several times a day, every day, for more than a couple of months. The problem doesn't seem to arise with occasional use.
Your reactions sound reasonable. The Convulex is indeed intended as a mood stabilizer, to even out the mood swings, make the peaks and troughs arise less often and less severe. The Risperdal is indeed good at reducing irrational thinking, and similar problems.
Wellbutrin is an interesting antidepressant, a bit different in its chemistry from the more commonly used ones. It might be useful in anxiety, though there have been no good research studies showing it as effective in treating anxiety ( compared with other ADS .
Recognized side-effects ( which can occur, though maybe less commonly, with many other antidepressants ) do include anxiety, agitation, and even panic attacks, mainly at higher doses. It tends to cause less weight gain and sexual problems than most other ADs, though.
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