Antidepressant medication use and breast cancer risk.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

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

Keywords:

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

Abstract:

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.