Landmark Study Links Hormonal Birth Control And Depression

This study suggests it is possible hormonal contraception can be associated with risk for depression, so one needs to consider the risk.” For doctors, this means having a longer discussion with women about the potential side effects of the medication, which may include changes in mood that are both positive and negative, says Glezer. Doctors should also be prepared to follow up a new birth control prescription with another appointment sooner than they normally would ― especially for younger women and first-time users ― to see how the medication is affecting them, and if any changes are needed. “If it were a mild [mood] change in the negative direction, I’d talk about potential ways to treat that change — maybe a brief course of supportive psychotherapy, exercise, or other lifestyle changes that would help with mood,” Glezer said. “If it doesn’t improve after three to six months, then it might mean that she needs a change in formulation of the hormones or an alternate form of contraception.” Glezer also pointed out that hormonal birth control helps women avoid unplanned pregnancy, which itself is linked to a host of other risks, including a heightened risk of postpartum depression.  Women shouldn’t dismiss their own observations about changes in mood and behavior as “it’s all in your head,” Monk concluded. “We are in the era of personalized medicine ― the right treatment, at the right time...
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