Hair-Loss Drug Linked to Depression, George Washington University Study

Published: Aug 10, 2012

Young men who took Propecia for hair loss and experienced its sexual side effects also had high rates of depressive symptoms, even after stopping the drug, a retrospective study found. Among a group of men who developed persistent sexual dysfunction that continued for at least three months after they stopped taking Propecia, 75 percent reported symptoms of depression compared with 10 percent of controls who never took the drug, according to Dr. Michael Irwig of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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