Healthwise
To print: Use your web browser's print feature. Close this window after printing.

Medicines and Other Substances That Can Cause Symptoms of Depression

Table of Contents


Topic Overview

Many medicines can cause changes in how we feel. Some can cause symptoms of depression. These include:

Symptoms of depression can also be caused by the use of or withdrawal from alcohol and illegal drugs. Cocaine, amphetamines (methamphetamines, crystal meth, or crack), heroin, and marijuana can all cause symptoms of depression.

If you think that your feelings of depression may be caused by a medicine:


Credits for Medicines and Other Substances That Can Cause Symptoms of Depression

Current as of: September 23, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health


Note: The "printer friendly" document will not contain all the information available in the online document. Some information (e.g. cross-references to other topics, definitions or medical illustrations) is only available in the online version.

© 1995-2021 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise, Incorporated disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information.