Published On: Mon, Oct 17th, 2016

Bp drugs can boost depression risk

Close Up Of A Doctor Checking Blood Pressure Of A Patient

Close Up Of A Doctor Checking Blood Pressure Of A Patient

Researchers are of the view that a few frequently prescribed blood pressure medications can boost the peril of mood disorders for example depression or bipolar disorder. In the research study, that contrasted four widespread classes of antihypertensive drugs and danger of mood disorders, two drugs were connected with an elevated danger for mood disorders, whereas one seems to reduce mood disorder risk, Sandosh Padmanabhan, who is the Professor at the University of Glasgow in the UK, has said.

Padmanabhan has told that “Mental health is under-recognized in hypertension clinical practice, and the probable impact of antihypertensive drugs on mental health is a part that physicians must be familiar of and think if the treatment of high blood pressure is having a harmful effect on their patient’s mental health,”

Researchers gathered data on 525,046 patients (ages 40-80) from two great secondary care Scottish hospitals.

They chose 144,066 patients being dealt for hypertension with angiotensin antagonists, beta blocker, calcium channel blockers or thiazide diuretics.

They were contrasted to a set of 111,936 patients not having any of those medicines.

Researchers pursued the patients for five years filing hospitalization for mood disorders, for example, despair or bipolar disorder.

Later than 90 days on the antihypertensive medications, they discovered that there were 299 hospital admittances, mainly because of main despair, amid the patients studied, at a standard 2.3 years later than patients started antihypertensive treatment.

Patients on beta-blockers and calcium antagonists were at the double elevated peril of hospital admittance for mood disarray, contrasted to patients on angiotensin antagonists.

Patients on angiotensin antagonists had the lesser peril for hospitalization with mood disarrays contrasted to patients on other blood pressure drugs and patients on no antihypertensive therapy.

Those having thiazide diuretics illustrated the similar danger for mood disorders contrasted to patients having no antihypertensive medicines.

The existence of synchronized medical states boosted the danger of mood disorders.

These results propose that angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blockers that are employed to deal with hypertension perhaps helpful as latest or “repurposed” treatments for mood disorders, Padmanabhan has stated.

The result was presented in the journal Hypertension.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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