Harvard Health Letter

Is your medication making you depressed?

Certain medications can cause depression as a side effect. Common culprits include benzodiazepines, corticosteroids, statins, and beta blockers. The symptoms of drug-induced depression are the same as typical depression symptoms, such as mood swings and trouble concentrating. People who start a new medication should be proactive about tracking symptoms that develop. Keeping a journal, and noting the day, time, and type of new symptoms, will help, People who suspect their medication is making them depressed should talk to their physicians.
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