If you’ve been feeling a little bit “off” since you started a new hormonal birth control, don’t dismiss that observation.
New long-term research on more than a million women in Denmark found that some hormonal contraceptives are linked to a small but clear increased risk of depression. What’s more, this association between heightened depression risk and birth control use was especially strong in adolescents.
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(Reuters Health) - Hormonal contraception, including birth control pills or implants, may increase a woman's odds of depression and antidepressant medication use, according to a large study of Danish women.
Users of hormonal contraceptives had an 80 percent increased risk of depression compared to those who didn’t use them.