Medicine Reaction, Depression

Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can affect your mood and cause symptoms of depression. A few examples are: Medicines for depression and anxiety. Seizure medicines (anticonvulsants). Corticosteroids, such as prednisone. Medicines that contain hormones, such as birth control pills and hormone therapy used…

Medicine Reaction, Depression

Medicine Reaction, Depression

Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can affect your mood and cause symptoms of depression. A few examples are:

  • Medicines for depression and anxiety.
  • Seizure medicines (anticonvulsants).
  • Corticosteroids, such as prednisone.
  • Medicines that contain hormones, such as birth control pills and hormone therapy used to treat the symptoms of menopause.
  • Pain medicines.

Symptoms of depression can also be caused by the use of or withdrawal from alcohol and illegal drugs.

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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