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Could your medications be making you depressed?

13/06/2018

When you hear of a drug having side-effects you might think of a physical reaction like a rash or a headache.

But according to a new US study, many commonly-prescribed drugs may increase the risk of depression.

The list includes heart medications, birth control pills and some painkillers - things lots of people in the UK are also prescribed.

More than a third of the drugs the 26,000 participants took had depression as a possible side-effect.

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