Depression is a common complaint among women on the pill, and now research is backing them up. In a landmark study of more than a million women, a Dutch research team found that those on the pill were 23 percent more likely to suffer from depression than those who weren’t. In teenage girls, the figure jumped to 80 percent.
The scientists, who published their findings online on September 28 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, found that other hormone-based contraceptives—like the mini-pill, the patch, the vaginal ring and hormonal IUD—were linked to even greater risks of depression.
(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.
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Danish research finds that women on combined contraceptive pill are 23% more likely to be prescribed anti-depressants Women who take the contraceptive pill are more likely to be treated for depression, according to a large new study...
A new study links the pill, IUDs, and other hormonal birth control methods with an increased risk of depression.