Medicine Reaction, Depression

Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can affect your mood and cause symptoms of depression. A few examples are:

  • Medicines for depression and anxiety.
  • Seizure medicines (anticonvulsants).
  • Corticosteroids, such as prednisone.
  • Medicines that contain hormones, such as birth control pills and hormone therapy used to treat the symptoms of menopause.
  • Pain medicines.

Symptoms of depression can also be caused by the use of or withdrawal from alcohol and illegal drugs.

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