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A 28-year-old female asked:

can depression be related to paragard, an iuc birth conrol? i've taken zoloft (sertraline) in the past, my father takes medication for manic depression too.

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Dr. Adam Rosh
Dr. Adam Rosh answered
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Depression: Yes - you may want to try a new one.
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Hmmm...: Admittedly, i'm not an ob/gyn but I am not aware of paragard leading to depression. It is simply a copper iud, unlike others which release hormones as well. I cannot imagine a mechanism by which a copper iud would lead to depression. Ask an ob/gyn to be sure.

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Last updated Dec 8, 2016

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