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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Study: 1 in 3 Americans Take Meds With Depressive Side Effects

One third of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as birth control pills, antacids and common heart medications, that may raise the risk of depression, researchers warned on Tuesday.

Since the drugs are so common, people may be unaware of their potential depressive effects, said the report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

"Many may be surprised to learn that their medications, despite having nothing to do with mood or anxiety or any other condition normally associated with depression, can increase their risk of experiencing depressive symptoms, and may lead to a depression diagnosis," said lead author Dima Qato, assistant professor of pharmacy systems, outcomes and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.



Anonymous said...

Ask B.D. on old ocean city road near that school

Charged before on beating up his wife

Pulls a gun out on anybody near his property

nut job on prescription drugs

Anonymous said...

When I was growing up there was an old man who lived where Green Meadows Mobile Home Park currently sits.He was like the guy 7:24 described,but that was in the early 60's.Maybe drugs caused him to go ballistic every time someone stepped on his property? He smoked one cig after another,but did not drink that we were aware of.He had dozens of in & out cats & never cleaned up after them other than placing newspaper over their business when they did it inside.When he died there was at least 4 inches of newspapers on the floors that had to be shoveled up.All of us know someone who was strange I suppose.