Hormonal birth control is linked with altered mood states, including anxiety and depression as well as exaggerated responses to stress.
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00:00 Altered mood states are linked with hormonal birth control.
00:50 IUD’s, other than copper, contain progestins and some have estrogens.
02:00 Elevated depression and stress scores, elevated CRP, and plasma cortisol, are found from hormonal birth control.
04:00 Exaggerated basal neuroendocrine and inflammatory profiles are found with hormonal contraceptive users.
04:20 Hormone users had double the amount of cortisol compared to non-users.
04:40 Synthetic progestins and estrogens are not the same as biologically identical progesterone and estradiol.
07:20 Depression increases your risk from dying from all causes, particularly from cardiovascular disease.
07:45 Neurotransmitter GABA is sensitive to changes in progesterone.
10:50 Neuroactive steroid hormones and the HPAG axis are altered with synthetic hormonal contraceptives.
13:10 History of psychiatric illness increases likelihood of poor mental health while using hormonal contraception.
14:30 Explore birth control alternatives.
1.Skovlund, C. W., Mørch, L. S., Kessing, L. V. & Lidegaard, Ø. Association of Hormonal Contraception With Depression. Jama Psychiat73, 1154 (2016).