Hormonal contraception and depression: a survey of the present state of knowledge

  title={Hormonal contraception and depression: a survey of the present state of knowledge},
  author={Berit Boettcher and Katrin E Radenbach and Ludwig Wildt and B. Hinney},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
Depressive symptoms often occur among women of reproductive age. In this article we perform an analysis of existing studies to examine a possible correlation between depression and the use of hormone-based contraceptives. The computerized databases MEDLINE/PubMed were searched for studies examining the relation between depressive disorders and hormonal contraception of the years 1976–2010. Data on this topic are limited. At least two confounding variables influence the analysis of the available… CONTINUE READING
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