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The birth control pill, and teen depression may be linked, study suggests

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Teenage girls may be more likely to have depression if they take birth control pills, a new study suggests.

In a Wednesday report published in JAMA Psychiatry, teenage girls, specifically-and 16-year-olds — who took the pill reported greater depressive symptoms, such as eating problems, crying, and sleeping, as compared to girls of the same age who do not use oral contraceptives.

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Researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), and Leiden University Medical Centre, and graduated, with 1,010 women between the ages of 16 and 25, and for nine years, beginning in 2005. At the age of three, according to the New York Post, took a survey and answered questions about a lack of joy, sorrow, grief, eating, sleeping, crying, and so on. icipants will receive a “depressive symptoms and the severity score on the basis of their responses.

By the end, they found a 16-year-old girls in general reported higher scores when they used the birth control pill.

Although the use of oral contraceptives did not show any correlation with depressive symptoms in all age groups were combined, the 16-year-old girls reported higher depressive symptom scores for the use of any oral contraceptive,” the researchers wrote.
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Although the use of oral contraceptives did not show any correlation with depressive symptoms in all age groups were combined, the 16-year-old girls reported higher depressive symptom scores for the use of any oral contraceptive,” the researchers wrote.

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“One of the most common problems of women when starting the pill as well as teenagers and their parents as an adolescent, it is for the consideration of the use of the birth control pill is a direct depressant of risks,” which is consistent with the author a few times and the White, MD, formerly of the Brigham Department of mental health, but it is now an intern at the Department of Psychiatry, university medical center groningen, told the Post in a statement. “The majority of women’s first birth-control pills as a teen-ager. Teens have a lot of challenging emotional issues to deal with, so it’s important to find out how they are doing.”

The results of the authors ‘ writing, demonstrate the importance of monitoring children and young people who are on the pill, “and the use of oral contraceptives may have an influence on their quality of life, and puts them at risk for nonadherence,” she concluded.

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