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
Grant ECG. Hormonal Contraception and Its Association With Depression. JAMA Psychiatry. 2017;74(3):301–302. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.3701
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