Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety and depression are common and challenging mood disorders with myriad treatment options from drugs to cognitive behavioral therapy. But sometimes your mood changes aren’t innate, but stem from a side effect of another drug you’re taking. MedShadow educates readers about ways to manage anxiety and depression, and when to ask your doctor if these conditions may be a side effect of something you’re currently taking. If it is, there may be other options, or useful strategies you can use to keep the symptoms at bay.

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5 Drug Classes That May Cause Depression

Depression can be a complex disorder with many causes, but depressive feelings can also result as a side effect of medication. For most medications, the risk is small, but...

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