Commonly Used Antidepressants May Increase Risk Of Mania Or Bipolar Disorder

HealthDay (12/16, Reinberg) reports, “Some commonly used antidepressants may increase certain patients’ risk of developing mania or bipolar disorder,” a study published online Dec. 15 in BMJ Open suggests. The “strongest” association was “for depressed patients prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) or antidepressants called serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs),” researchers found after examining “the medical records of more than 21,000 adults treated for major depression in London between 2006 and 2013.”

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— “Certain Antidepressants May Be Linked to Bipolar Disorder: Study,” Steven Reinberg, HealthDay, December 15, 2015.

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