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Comment & Response
March 2017

Hormonal Contraception and Its Association With Depression

Author Affiliations
  • 1Retired, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England
JAMA Psychiatry. 2017;74(3):301-302. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.3701

To the Editor Skovlund and colleagues1 wrote that depression is hitherto a relatively unnoticed adverse effect of hormonal contraceptives. Depressive mood changes are important reasons for discontinuing use and also why the high progestin dose oral contraceptives tested in the 1960s were never widely used.2

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