Risk of Heart Disease Increased by Use of Antidepressants

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Depression is a known side effect of cholesterol- lowering statin drugs. Last year, we reported on two separate studies, which both suggested that statin drugs might affect intelligence, cause depression and even raise the risk of suicide. Now researchers are speculating that antidepressants may act synergistically with depressive symptoms to increase the risk of heart disease.

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Previously, we told you how certain antidepressants (called tricyclic antidepressants) are linked to a 35 per cent increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).  Continue reading