Adolescent girls appeared to be at highest risk. Those taking combined pills were 80% more likely and those on progestin-only pills more than twice as likely to be prescribed an antidepressant than their peers who were not on the pill.
Would be interesting to unpack why and how that works. Is it simply a physiological response to taking hormones day in day out? BTW for women who believe there is no other effective means of birth control, now is my time to plug some more natural methods, like Creighton or NaproTech. I also remember in Germany, when I lived there, so many moons ago, a friend used basically the Clear Blue Fertility monitor or some deutsche equivalent. Because she didn’t want to be pumping her body full of hormones. Simple.