From Daily Mail: A recent study shows that women taking hormonal contraceptive pills are more likely to be treated for depression.
There’s no surprise in this, because BC pills raise one’s level of serum copper. Although copper’s a necessary trace mineral, in excess in can promote depression and dysperceptions. Your mainline psychiatrist will disbelieve this, at least partially, because it was mentioned by orthomolecular guys like Carl Pfeiffer around 45 years ago(if you can find a copy of (hardcover) Orthomolecular Psychiatry, David Hawkins and Linus Pauling eds.). Another minus to this perception is that mega B6 and zinc were mentioned as the chief treatment for this in the Journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry in the 1980’s, in preference to psychiatric drugs, which made it certain humbug to orthodox psychiatric minds.
Maybe women on the pill go to the doctor more and like the TV says ‘ask your doctor’ and in the waiting room they have depression questionnaires and the magazines full of drug ads too.
“If you hang around the barbershop, you’re bound to get a haircut.”