Women taking pill more likely to be treated for depression, study finds

Women taking pill more likely to be treated for depression, study finds
 

Women who take the contraceptive pill are more likely to be treated for depression, according to a large new study.
Millions of women worldwide use hormonal contraceptives, and there have long been reports that they can affect mood. A research project was launched in Denmark to look at the scale of the problem, involving the medical records of more than a million women and adolescent girls.
It found that those on the combined pill are 23% more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant by their doctor, most commonly in the first six months after starting on the pill. Women on the... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Health, Views: 32
Source: Guardian
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