Teenage girls on the pill are more depressed: 16-year-olds taking birth control report 20% more crying, sleeping and eating problems

Teenage girls on the pill are more likely to suffer from symptoms linked to depression, according to a new study.

Researchers found that 16-year-olds taking oral contraceptives reported more depressive symptoms – such as crying and having problems with sleep and eating – than those that did not.

Doctors say depressive symptoms can be subtler than diagnosed clinical depression, but are much more common and nonetheless have a profound impact on someone’s quality of life.

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