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Risk of depression increased in women using hormonal contraception

KEY POINT

Use of various forms of hormonal contraception was associated with an increased risk of first-time diagnosis of depression and subsequent use of antidepressants, according to results from a large, nationwide prospective cohort study published online in JAMA Psychiatry.

SOURCES

Skovlund CW, et al. Association of hormonal contraception with depression. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016;[Epub ahead of print].