A third of US adults may unknowingly take meds that cause depression

A study from the University of Illinois at Chicago indicates that nearly one in three US adults may unknowingly be taking a medication that can cause depression and/or increased risk of suicide. And because they are common meds that are unrelated to depression, health care providers may not be making patients aware of the risks – or even be aware themselves.

The study analyzed the medication use patterns of 26,000 adults from 2005 to 2014, and found that over 200 common medications – including blood pressure and heart medications, hormonal birth control medications, antacids, proton pump inhibitors and painkillers – list depression or suicide among the potential side effects.

The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and it is the first of its kind to so starkly illustrate that these drugs are often used concurrently, which is associated with a greater likelihood of depression.

Fox host defends child-parent separation by saying "these aren't our kids, they're from another country"
Mike Huckabee tweets photo of MS-13 members, refers to them as Nancy Pelosi's "campaign committee"
Sarah Huckabee-Sanders kicked out of Lexington, Virginia restaurant
Saudi females gearing up to drive legally this Sunday fear harassment from religious men
Suit alleges 123 asylum-seekers have been held in cells 23 hours a day, denied lawyers
Time Magazine issues major correction concerning photo of Honduran crying girl
Chinese island considering lifting social media censorship for foreigners
Apple finally acknowledges faulty MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards, offers free repair program
Police report: Safety operator in self-driving Uber crash was 'watching TV'
Floating robotics factory will build satellites and spaceships in space
Explained: Akon announces plans to build a "real-life Wakanda" using his own cryptocurrency
Explained: Supreme Court rules warrants are necessary for cell phone tracking data
Seabirds starving to death: stomachs so full of plastic pollution there's no room for food
Quick-thinking bank teller tricks robber into handing over his own ID
Japan's World Cup fans almost caused a plumbing disaster during halftime
Defunct crypto exchange Mt Gox enters civil rehabilitation, account holders expected to get Bitcoin back
Crypto market down 8%-20% in 24 hours, reason behind the dip unclear
Robinhood's crypto trading platform is operating as a break-even business
House passes ambitious plan to tackle opioid crisis
Selfies show worm slithered through woman’s face for 2 weeks
Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer has died
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket wins Air Force certification and a $130 million satellite launch contract
University of Michigan outdoes IBM with world's smallest 'computer'
Bose introduces wireless earbuds to help people sleep better
Mexico fined $10,000 for anti-gay chants in World Cup
Nigeria's win over Iceland gives Argentina a lifeline
Father faces probation for rescuing son from a burning car during local NASCAR race
Vinnie Paul, Pantera legend and co-founder, dies at 54
ABC picks up "The Conners" a "Roseanne" spinoff without Roseanne Barr
John Oliver blocked on Chinese social media platform Weibo after mocking President Xi Jinping
Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin sues family alleging fraud
Trump says North Korea is still an 'extraordinary threat'
Zimbabwe president escapes assassination attempt