Women 'at increased risk of depression' if they take hormonal contraceptives

Women 'at increased risk of depression' if they take hormonal contraceptives
 

Data from more than a million women in Denmark showed that those on the most popular type of Pill were 23 per cent more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant than non-users.
Contraceptive patches delivering a synthetic version of the hormone progesterone through the skin doubled the risk, while the ring and coil raised it by 60 per cent and 40 per cent respectively.
Teenagers on the Pill appeared to be more vulnerable than older women.
Scientists suspect a link with progesterone, which has been shown to have a negative effect on mood during the menstrual cycle.
The Danish researchers,... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Health, Views: 34
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