Medical researchers found 1 in 3 adults are taking medications that increase the risk of depression. More than 200 common drugs have potential side effects of depression.
The list of over-the-counter and prescription medications includes Prilosec and other Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) used to decrease stomach acid, Zantac to decrease stomach acid, beta-blockers for blood pressure and irregular heartbeats, and Xanax taken for anxiety.
The medical study from Columbia University doesn’t prove that the medications cause depression but people that take these medications have a higher risk of being depressed.
If you don’t have a history of being depressed, then started having problems with depression after starting a prescription or non-prescription medication, let your health care practitioner know.
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