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Science Talk: Antidepressants May Increase Risk of Stroke and Death

December 14, 2009 — Postmenopausal women who take antidepressants face a small but statistically significant increased risk for stroke and death compared with those who do not take the drugs. The new findings are from the federally-funded, multi-institution, Women's Health Initiative Study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, and the results are published in the December 14 online edition of Archives of Internal Medicine. See accompanying release (December 14, 2009)
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