Hormonal Contraception Use Associated With Higher Risk Of Depression

Kaiser Health News (9/28, Rodriguez) reports that a study “found women using hormonal contraception faced a higher rate of developing depression and using antidepressants than women who did not use the drugs.” The findings were published in JAMA Psychiatry.

STAT (9/28, Robbins) reports that investigators “found that among more than 1 million Danish women, those using hormonal contraception were more likely to be diagnosed with depression or prescribed an antidepressant for the first time, in the subsequent months or years, compared to their peers not using hormonal contraception.” STAT adds, “Increased risks were found across nearly all types of hormonal contraception, and were highest among adolescent girls.”

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— “Large Danish Study Links Contraceptive Use To Risk Of Depression,” Carmen Heredia Rodriguez , Kaiser Health News, September 28, 2016.

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