Depression as a side effect of the contraceptive pill

@article{Kulkarni2007DepressionAA,
  title={Depression as a side effect of the contraceptive pill},
  author={Jayashri Kulkarni},
  journal={Expert Opinion on Drug Safety},
  year={2007},
  volume={6},
  pages={371 - 374}
}
  • J. Kulkarni
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
Millions of women worldwide use the combined oral contraceptive pill as an effective form of contraception. However, the focus on its side effects to date has mainly been on physical aspects, even though the most commonly stated reason for discontinuation is depression. There are surprisingly few large studies investigating depression related to oral contraceptive use. A pilot study was conducted showing that women using the combined oral contraceptive pill were significantly more depressed… Expand
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