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Blood pressure drugs may affect mood disorders

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 11 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5460
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Calcium antagonists and β blockers may be associated with an increased risk of mood disorders such as depression, while angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers may decrease the risk, a large cohort study has shown.1

For the study published in Hypertension researchers collected data on 144 066 people from two large Scottish hospitals who were being treated for hypertension with angiotensin antagonists, β blockers, calcium channel blockers, or thiazide diuretics. These people were compared with …

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