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One-third of U.S. adults taking drugs that may cause depression: study

“More than one-third of adults in the U.S. take prescription drugs not knowing they could potentially cause depression or increase the risk of suicide, a new study finds” writes Usa Today Network for suntimes.com. They found that more than 200 commonly used prescription drugs have depression or suicide listed as potential side effects.The study many of the drugs listed were used concurrently, which increased the risk of experiencing depression.Researchers found about 15% of adults who simultaneously used three or more of these medications experienced depression, compared to 5 percent of people who did not use any of the drugs.Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago analyzed the use of medications of more than 26,000 adults from 2005 to 2014 who participated in a larger health and nutrition survey.
 
Source: suntimes.com



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