“Dear Experts: I have a question about the pill. The box says to consider if you have mental depression before taking it. I was wondering what side effects the pill could have on someone who is mentally depressed?”
If the depression is associated with hormones, such as PMS, birth control pills may improve the depression. However, if the depression is not hormone related, the progesterone in the birth control pill may worsen the depression. Because depression can have many different symptoms, this should be discussed with your practitioner.
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