Medicines and Other Substances That Can Cause Symptoms of Depression
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Many medicines can cause changes in how we feel. Some can cause symptoms of depression . These include:
Symptoms of depression can also be caused by the use of or withdrawal from alcohol and illegal drugs. Cocaine, amphetamines (methamphetamines, crystal meth, or crack), heroin, and marijuana can all cause symptoms of depression.
If you think that your feelings of depression may be caused by a medicine:
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Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
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