Narcotic Painkiller Use Tied to Higher Risk for Depression

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High doses of powerful narcotic painkillers, such as Oxycontin and Vicodin, appear to be linked to a higher risk of depression in patients, according to research published in the journal Pain. Although the study couldn’t prove cause-and-effect, people who used higher doses of narcotic painkillers to manage their pain were more likely to have an increase in depression. Via U.S. News. Posted February 20, 2015.

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