New Study Discovers That 1 Out Of Every 3 Americans Are Taking Medications That Have “Depressive Side Effects”

Is this one of the reasons why everyone is so depressed all the time?

One third of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as birth control pills, antacids and common heart medications, that may raise the risk of depression, researchers warned on Tuesday.

Since the drugs are so common, people may be unaware of their potential depressive effects, said the report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

“Many may be surprised to learn that their medications, despite having nothing to do with mood or anxiety or any other condition normally associated with depression, can increase their risk of experiencing depressive symptoms, and may lead to a depression diagnosis,” said lead author Dima Qato, assistant professor of pharmacy systems, outcomes and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

To a certain extent, our massive societal problems with depression and suicide are a result of what we are doing to ourselves.

For much more on this, please see my previous article entitled “The Big Secret The Mainstream Media Doesn’t Want To Tell You About America’s Soaring Suicide Rates”.