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Prescription medication and its link with depression & anxiety

This is the eighth post in a series on some of the physiological (non-psychological) causes of depression and/or anxiety

There are certain prescription and over-the-counter medications that have the potential to induce or exacerbate depression and anxiety conditions. The way they do this is because a number of them cause nutrient deficiencies, upset the balance of certain nutrients, affect neurotransmitter function or cause gut flora imbalances.