BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS INCREASE THE RISK OF DEPRESSION

BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS INCREASE THE RISK OF DEPRESSION

???? January 7, 2014

People taking beta blockers or calcium channel blockers were twice as likely to be hospitalized for mood disorders as people taking angiotensin receptor antagonists, who were also hospitalized less often than the control group and people taking other drugs. Other medications to prevent high blood pressure.

Professor Sandosh Padmanabhan said that in clinical practice of treating high blood pressure, people are paying attention to mental health (Illustration)

According to the American Heart Association’s Hypertension magazine, a group of scientists under the direction of a professor at the University of Glasgow, England, analyzed data from 525,046 volunteers participating in research of ages from 40 to 80.

Of those, 144,066 were taking common antihypertensive drugs – angiotensin receptor antagonists, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers or thiazide diuretics. In the control group, there were 111,936 people who did not use those drugs.

The researchers followed the patients for five years. They have recorded cases of hospitalization due to mood swings such as depression or bipolar disorder. After 90 days of using angiotensin receptor antagonists, there were 299 hospitalizations mainly due to depression.

On average, trial participants were hospitalized for this condition after 2-3 years.

People taking beta blockers or calcium channel blockers were twice as likely to be hospitalized for mood disorders as people taking angiotensin receptor antagonists, who were also hospitalized less often than the control group and people taking other drugs. Other medications to prevent high blood pressure. As for people using thiazide diuretics, the risk of disease is only equal to the control group.

Professor Sandosh Padmanabhan said that in the clinical practice of treating high blood pressure, people are paying attention to mental health, doctors need to be aware of the possible impact of antihypertensive drugs on health. patient’s spirit.

According to Vu Trung Huong (One World)