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. ;74:791. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-791
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):791.
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