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Birth Control and Depression

Birth Control and Depression

Birth Control and Depression

Birth control in general doesn't necessarily cause depression. However, some people have reported some mood instabilities when they're on various forms of birth control. This is not a common side effect, but if it does occur when you try birth control, you may need to try a different dosage and/or a different method of birth control that may not give you these same symptoms.

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Gayle Dean, MD


  • Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Fellow, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Recipient of the “Respect” Physician Award – Tucson Medical Center

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