Antidepressants raise risk of death and stroke in older women

Antidepressants raise risk of death and stroke in older women: “Older women taking certain types of antidepressants may be at increased risk of stroke, Webmd.com reported citing a new study.

The study known as the Women’s Health Initiative showed that postmenopausal women taking tricyclic or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants were 45 percent more likely to have stroke than those who did not take the drugs.” [FoodConsumer.org]

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