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Drugs taken to help blood pressure can create mood disorders; HEALTH NEWS.

Byline: DR MIRIAM STOPPARD Helping to keep you fit and healthy @MiriamStoppard

A large Scottish study published in the journal Hypertension has shown that some blood pressure drugs (beta-blockers, calcium antagonists) carry twice the risk of patients being admitted to hospital for mood disorders.

Most of the 299 admissions (84%) were for clinical depression, and 15% were for bipolar disorder.

The lowest risk for admission was in patients taking other groups of blood pressure drugs (ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers). Patients taking water tablets for high blood pressure had the same risk of mood disorders as people not on any drugs.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 22, 2016
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