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Hormonal Contraception Tied To Increased Depression Risk

(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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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Estrogens and progestins also have neurological effects in addition to their conceptive effects.  This study only indicates that hormones are not to be lightly treated because of their multi-tasking effects in the body.

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