Hormonal contraceptives linked to higher depression risk: study

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New research in Denmark suggests hormonal contraceptives are linked to an increased risk of depression in women. The long-term study of over a million women also found a higher risk for heightened depression in adolescents and for women who used devices like the patch or vaginal ring.

Dr. Ojvind Lidegaard says study proves what he has seen in his gynecological practice because for years he heard anecdotal evidence that the pill causes women to experience unexpected bouts of depression.

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Link to full news article:

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-october-5-2016-1.3791095/hormonal-contraceptives-linked-to-higher-depression-risk-study-1.3791096

Link to study:

http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2552796