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Do statins have an effect on depressive symptoms? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Summary of "Do statins have an effect on depressive symptoms? A systematic review and meta-analysis."

Clinical trials of the effects of statins in people with and without depressive symptoms at baseline have yielded conflicting results with studies reporting both an increase and decrease in depressive symptoms. To address these inconsistences, a systematic review and meta-analysis has been conducted to determine the effects of statins on depression in those with or without clinical major depression.

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Name: Journal of affective disorders
ISSN: 1573-2517
Pages: 55-63

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