The Women's Health Initiative now turns to antidepressant use in postmenopausal women

March 2010
Menopause International;Mar2010, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p3
Academic Journal
The article reports on a study conducted and released under the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) in 2010 concerning the use of antidepressants by postmenopausal women. Results revealed that postmenopausal women who are taking antidepressants may face a higher risk of mortality and/or stroke. There were 136,293 postmenopausal women who participated in the study but only 5,496 women started taking antidepressants. Information on the impact of antidepressants on the cardiovascular system of postmenopausal woman is also presented.


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