Antidepressant medication use and breast cancer risk.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, Volume 18, Issue 4, p.284-90 (2009)


2009, Antidepressive Agents, Body Mass Index, Breast Neoplasms, Case-Control Studies, Center-Authored Paper, Drug Administration Schedule, Female, Humans, Logistic Models, Middle Aged, Odds Ratio, Population Surveillance, Public Health Sciences Division, Registries, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors, Time Factors, Wisconsin


Most epidemiologic studies have detected no association between prior use of antidepressant medications and breast cancer risk. Despite the uniform conclusion, there is a continuous rise in the proportion of women using antidepressants, lending support to further monitoring of disease effects.