FREDERICK J. ZIEGLER, M.D.
Depression as a side effect of contraception with ovulation suppressors has been a popular topic in British medicine; on this side of the Atlantic the subject has been viewed in a wider context. After early (1963) reports of depression occurring with ovulation-suppressor medication, most American studies have reported that women using pill contraception were not tending, as a group, to become more depressed while taking pills. Bakker and Dightman (1) studied 100 women taking norethynodrel and mestranol (Enovid®) over a 4-year period, using questionnaires, interviews, and psychological tests. Occurrences of depression were intelligible as psychodynamic and life situation responses. Depression
ZIEGLER FJ. Ovulation Suppressor Contraception and Depression. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:791. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-791
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