DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Is this the reason the Pill is linked to depression?
Does the Pill cause depression? There is no doubt it has liberated women, allowing them to take control of their reproduction. But has this emancipation come at a cost to their mental health?
It’s an alarming question for millions of women, although not a new one for doctors. The debate has been reignited this week after a Danish study appeared to show that women who took the Pill are more likely to be depressed.
Women on the most popular type of Pill, combined oral contraceptives, which contain the hormones oestrogen and progesterone, were almost 25 per cent more likely to be prescribed an... read more
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