Statins may reduce risk of depression

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 28 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:467
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. Nebraska

    Long term use of statins provides psychological benefits as well as reducing the risk of coronary artery disease, a new study has found Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2003;42: 690-6.

    The latest findings contradict earlier studies that linked use of statins to higher rates of suicide and depression Lancet 1992; 339: 727-29 andCardiovascular Risk Factors 1995;5: 267-80).

    The researchers, led by Yinong Young-Xu and Dr Charles Blatt of the Lown Cardiovascular Research Institute and the Harvard …

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