Study: Contraceptives tied to depression risk

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(CNN) – A new study finds that hormonal contraception, including birth control pills or implants, may increase a woman’s odds of depression and antidepressant medication use.

Danish researches studied more than 1 million women ages 15 to 34.

They found women who used contraceptives had an 80-percent increased risk for depression over those who did not use contraceptives.

The numbers were higher for adolescent girls.

The study is published in Jama Psychiatry. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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