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Hormonal contraceptives certainely associated with suicide


Hormonal contraceptives certainely associated with suicide

Dr. Charlotte Wessel Skovlund and associates conducted a nationwide prospective cohort study in Denmark to assess the relative risk of suicide attempt and suicide in users of hormonal contraception and found that Use of hormonal contraception was positively associated with subsequent suicide attempt and suicide. The study was published in American Journal of Psychiatry.

In the study, the authors assessed associations between hormonal contraceptive use and suicide attempt and suicide in all women in Denmark who had no psychiatric diagnoses, antidepressant use, or hormonal contraceptive use before age 15 and who turned 15 during the study period, which extended from 1996 through 2013. Nationwide registers provided individually updated information about use of hormonal contraception, suicide attempt, suicide, and potential confounding variables. Psychiatric diagnoses or antidepressant use during the study period were considered potential mediators between hormonal contraceptive use and risk of suicide attempt. Adjusted hazard ratios for suicide attempt and suicide were estimated for users of hormonal contraception as compared with those who never used hormonal contraception.

For more details click on the link: https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.17060616

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Dr. Kamal Kant Kohli

Dr. Kamal Kant Kohli

A Medical practitioner with a flair for writing medical articles, Dr Kamal Kant Kohli joined Medical Dialogues as an Editor-in-Chief for the Speciality Medical Dialogues. Before Joining Medical Dialogues, he has served as the Hony. Secretary of the Delhi Medical Association as well as the chairman of Anti-Quackery Committee in Delhi and worked with other Medical Councils of India. Email: drkohli@medicaldialogues.in. Contact no. 011-43720751
Source: American Journal of Psychiatry

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    Dr. Prem Sagar Gupta November 29, 2017, 7:19 pm

    What about hormonal therapy given to carcinoma prostate patients after prostatectomy where they use Tablet Tabi 50 mg and Injection Prolin 11.25 mg every three months?