Could my medication cause me to have atypical depression?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Certain medications may increase a person's risk of many types of depression, including atypical depression. These include some high blood pressure medications, sleeping pills, and certain other drugs. Talk to your doctor if you suspect your depression may be the result of medicine you are taking. Do not stop taking prescribed medication without first speaking with your doctor.

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