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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Many U.S. adults take medicines that can cause depression


Many U.S. adults take medicines that can cause depression

Details of study in Journal of American Medical Association June 2018 repeats what we at APRIL have been warning for the past 20 years.

The researchers, from the University of Illinois at Chicago, looked at how more than 26,000 people from 2005 to 2014 used medications.

They found one third of Americans at risk of  depression as a potential adverse effect.  The medicines include those for acid reflux, birth control, allergies, high blood pressure, and we know of course drugs for acne and anti-malarial are also high risk for possibly causing depression and suicidal thoughts and actions..

The news of this study spread through the world but for some reason not picked up in the UK as far as we know.  There is a video of interview with a doctor on ABC news

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Wellness/american-adults-prescription-drugs-depression-study/story?id=55846725

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