Beta Blockers and Depression: The Controversy Revisited
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 18, Number 11&12, November 2020
Topics: Medical Comorbidities
Sean Ransom, PhD, MP.
Dr. Ransom has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Antihypertensives are among the world’s most widely prescribed drugs, but many of them impact pathways associated with depression. Beta blockers have long been believed to cause depression, but most of these studies were carried out decades ago and their findings have been inconsistent.