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Can hormonal birth control trigger depression?

Research from Denmark found an association between the use of hormonal birth control and an increased likelihood of depression. While the risk of depression among women using hormonal forms of birth control was clearly increased, the overall number of women affected was small and was found to be highest in women under 20. Related Post: Antidepressants and pregnancy: More research needed Birth control right after having a baby: Why it’s… Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: When it’s more than just… Teens and medicines that cause birth defects: Do doctors… An obstetrician (who is also a feminist) weighs in on the… The post Can hormonal birth control trigger depression? appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
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